A study of body image, prosthesis satisfaction and quality of life of the amputees from 5·12 Wenchuan earthquake

李奎成, Wai Ping Cecilia Tsang, 陳正宏, 王揚春, 丘開億, 劉德明, 黎景波, 何愛群

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Objective To explore body image(BI),prosthesis satisfaction and quality of life(QOL)of amputees from Wenchuan earthquake and the relationship among them to provide evidence for the intervention.Methods A total of 21 amputees accepted a survey regarding QOL,BI,and satisfaction with prosthesis.The scale of SF-36 was used to assess QOL.Amputees Bodily Image Scale(ABIS)was;used to assess BI.A self-design questionnaire wag used to evaluate the prosthesis satisfaction of amputees.Results The scores of SF-36,ABIS,and prosthesis satisfaction wag 41.90 ±15.00,64.58 ±10.60,and 59.52±11.06,respectively.The ABIS scores in women(65.07 ±12.10)were hisher than that in men(63.20 ±5.0)(P<0.05).There was a positive correlation between score of QOL and prosthesis satisfaction,but a negative correlation between QOL and BI.The negative correlations were also observed between BI and Vitality,BI and mental health.Prosthesis satisfaction had positive correla tions with education level.QOL and mental health.Conclusion The body image disturbance(BID)and dissatis faction with prosthesis may cause negative influences on the amputees'quality of life.Relevant intervention should be provided of amputees handling their prostheses and body images correctly and raising QOL.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)797-800
Number of pages4
Journal中华物理医学与康复杂志 (Chinese journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Amputation
  • Quality of life
  • Body image
  • Prosthesis satisfaction

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