Title

Quality of life of the beneficiaries of intermediate wheelchairs of Latter-Day Saints charities in Cavite as perceived by their primary caregivers

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Quality of Life, Wheelchars, Caregivers

Abstract

A qualitative and quantitative type of research study was utilized through an interview using a Filipino version of WHOQOL-BREF and a set of follow-up questions. Mean score of each item in the questionnaire was computed and analyzed. Domain scores for the WHOQOL-BREF were computed using the formula specified by WHO whereas the answers for the follow-up questions were categorized according to their common themes. Six (6) participants using purposive sampling were included in the study where the physical health domain yielded a transformed score of 40.67, psychological health with 62.67, social relationship with 73.83, and environment with 52.17. Overall, QOL score yielded a mean of 57.34 which was interpreted as ‘Fair’ based on the arbitrary values specified by the researchers. The quality of life of the beneficiaries was determined to be least in physical health followed by environment. These domains were interpreted to be 'Fair" whereas psychological health and social relationship which yielded higher scores were interpreted to be 'Good'. Domains with least scores were found to have problems, not well addressed and needs not met where as those domains which got the highest scores were found to have the needs of the beneficiaries sufficiently met.

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