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Life satisfaction in children survivors of landmine and unexploded ordnance. daneshvarmed. 2013; 21 (107) :15-22
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-800-en.html

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Background and Objective: Landmine and unexploded ordnance casualties usually accompany with physical and mental health problem. The aim of this study was toevaluate life satisfaction in children survivors of landmine and unexploded ordnance. Materials and Methods: Children with post war injuries due to landmine or unexploded ordnance were invited to participate in the study. The population was selected from provinces close to the Iran-Iraq border. Life satisfaction was measured by using a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 15.0). Results: The mean age of children was 16.11±1.99 years. The majority of the cases (85.9 %, n=67) were boys. About two-third of the cases were student, and more than one-third were living in one province. Half of the study population (47.4%, n=37) were at high school level. The mean score of life satisfaction was 15.55±7.62. More than two-third of injured children (69.3%, n=54) reported that they are not satisfied with their life. Age, severity of disability and eye injury were significantly associated with life satisfaction. Conclusion: Results of this study showed poor life satisfaction in children survivors of landmine and unexploded ordnance
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: پزشکی اجتماعی

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