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The Effect of Self-Care Compact Disk-Based Instruction Program on Physical Performance and Quality of Life of Patients with Burn At-Dismissal
Leila Mamashli , Fatemeh Mohaddes Ardebili , Mehri Bozorgnejad , Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh , Farzad Manafi
Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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BACKGROUND
Burn injuries still negatively influence the various aspects of life like physical performance and quality of life. This study was conducted to investigate at-dismissal self-care compact disk-based instruction program on the physical performance life quality of the patients with burns.
METHODS
 One-hundred burn patients in Shahid Motahhari Burn Center, Tehran, Iran were randomly assigned to two equal groups of intervention (n=50) and control (n=50). The latter received only routine dismissal self-care program and the former an instruction compact disc plus the routine self-care program at dismissal. The demographic information and burn patients’ quality of life questionnaires were completed before and at months three and six after the intervention self-report program. 
RESULTS
The physical performance of the intervention and control groups before intervention was 1.61±0.71 and 1.45±0.47, respectively (p=0.41). The physical performance of the intervention group was higher than the control group at three and six months after the intervention (p<0.001). 
CONCLUSION
At-dismissal self-care compact disk-based instruction program can increase physical performance and quality of life in patients with burns. Therefore, the burn patients can be instructed based on self-care compact disk-based instruction program as an easy, available and less-costly method to take part in more satisfied treatment.
Keywords: Self-care, Burn, Physical performance, Quality of life, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/11/11
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