Assessment For Quality Of Life Of Patients Receiving Physical Therapy

Altay B., GÖNENER H. D., Islam K., GÖV P.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.16, no.2, pp.29-35, 2010 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-35
  • Keywords: Quality of life, Physical therapy, Pain, Muscle-skletal system disorders
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This research has been conducted fort he purpose of determining the quality of life of patients receiving physical theraphy and suffering from chronic pain and the factors affecting the quality of life. Complement sectional type of this research sample was created from 150 patients those applied to Romatem in Samsun to receive physical theraphy because of the chronic pain between November 2007- February 2008, Patient information form and Quality of Life Scale were used for data collection. Data which obtained from forms and scales were evaluated by using persentage, aritmetic groups of patients Student t Test was utilized, At the end of this research, it is found that the functional score of patients receiving physical theraphy was 51.52 +/- 22.73, wellbeing score was 48.33 +/- 15.05, general heath score was 50.33 +/- 16.35, global quality of life score was 50.19 +/- 16.38. Significant differences were seen between groups when the quality of life compared according to educational status, social security and occupational status (p<0.05). It is determined that the difference was caused by non-literate and housewives patients scores, because they are lower than the other groups. Significant differences were seen between groups when the quality of life compared according to have chronic disease, to experience pain and to use constant drug (p<0.05). In this study it is seen that the scores of patients' life quality are moderate and some demographic differences affects the quality of life.