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Abuse in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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(2022) Abuse in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Archives of Neuroscience. p. 5. ISSN 2322-3944

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Background: One of the chronic diseases with various challenges for patients and caregivers is spinal cord injury (SCI). The spread and prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been an influential risk factor for abuse. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the rate of abuse in patients with SCI during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study population was all SCI cases in Ilam, Iran. Researcher-made forms and questionnaires with confirmed validity and reliability, including the demographic characteristics, form and perceived abuse researcher-made questionnaire for people with SCI, were used. The perceived abuse questionnaire for patients with SCI was a researcher-made questionnaire designed based on library studies, interviews with patients, and determination of abuse instances. This instrument consists of 20 questions answered as yes (score 1) or no (score 0). After data collection, statistical analyzes were performed using the SPSS software version 16. Results: According to our results, the mean +/- SD of the perceived abuse score by caregivers and patients was 8.48 +/- 2.31 and 42.45 during the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively. Moreover, the mean +/- SD of the age of patients was 62.86 +/- 19.15 years, and the patient abuse increased with elevation in age (P = 0, F = 27.42). The possible abuse score was 0 - 20 divided into three categories of low (20, 20.4), moderate (76, 76.5), and high (2, 2). The perceived abuse score was significantly higher among women and patients with a history of more than 10 years of SCI. Abuse prevalence did not have a significant relationship with income and marital status. Regarding age and abuse, our results showed a rise in perceived abuse scores with an increase in age. Conclusions: The present study showed that it is necessary to take measures to prevent abuse in patients with SCI. Moreover, the prevalence of abuse related to COVID-19 in patients with SCI was high. Therefore, preventive actions need to be proposed in this field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Abuse COVID-19 Spinal Cord Injury quality-of-life elder abuse primary caregivers iran care individuals prevalence burden Neurosciences & Neurology
Page Range: p. 5
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Neuroscience
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 9
Number: 1
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ISSN: 2322-3944
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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