Health-related quality of life of patients with rotator cuff injuries, Cofee Triangle, Colombia, 2013


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ABSTRACT Objective To determine the quality of life related to health and its related factors in patients diagnosed with rotator cuff lesions in the Municipality of Pereira, Colombia, 2013. Methods Cross-sectional study. Simple random sampling of 239 patients over 18 years of age attended at five health care institutions in the urban area of Pereira. Socio-demographic, biological, clinical and self-perception aspects of the disability were collected regarding the quality of life related to health. Use of measures of frequency, Chi-square and logistic regression for analysis. Results 72% (173) reported poor quality of life related to health in the physical health status component and 60% (144) in the mental health status component. Factors associated with poor quality of life related to health according to physical health status were: schooling, having caregiver, and shoulder disability in manual activities, daily activities and pain and physical limitation. While the factors associated with poor quality of life related to health in mental health status components were: schooling, having caregiver and shoulder disability due to pain and physical limitation. The greater the perception of shoulder disability, the worse the perception of health status. Conclusion The introduction of psychometric measures for the evaluation of the health status of patients with shoulder injuries contributes to a treatment adjusted to individual requirements and daily activities of the patient.

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