Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

The value of assessment of quality of life in realisation of medico-social rehabilitation of children-orphans in conditions of illness

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 288-291
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type:
Authors: Dubrovina M.S., Krom I.L., Chizhova V.M.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Volgograd State Medical University

Purpose: interdisciplinary analysis of quality of life and objectifying strategies of medico-social rehabilitation of children-orphans in conditions of illness. Material and Methods. Included in the study on a random sample of 354 respondents aged 14-18 years of age (160 males and 194 female). The study of quality of life was conducted using the international questionnaire of WHOQOL-100. Statistical significance of differences of average indices of life quality of groups of respondents was determined by non-parametric Mann —Whitney test. Results. Analysis of the averages of quality of life in the group of clinically healthy respondents were allowed to define the indices on average significantly (p<0.01 — p<0.05) different in the group of children-orphans and children living in families. During the research it was found that the average quality of life of orphans in a situation of a disease in most points of questionnaire were significantly lower than in the control group. Statistically significant differences of average values of indicators of quality of life in the analysis of the quality of life of the respondents (orphans and children living in families) in the case of illness related to the effects of disease and child abandonment, somatically and socially determined. Conclusion. Established in the course of the study the statistical relationship between indicators of quality of life from disease and the effectiveness of re-socialization proves the possibility of the objectification of recovery strategies and the formation of personally identifiable medical and social assistance to children-orphans in conditions of illness.

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