Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns

Marta Rosenberg, Mario M. Celis, Walter Meyer, Lisa Tropez-Arceneaux, Serina J. McEntire, Helen Fuchs, Lisa Richardson, Charles Holzer, David Herndon, Oscar Suman

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the effect of a 12-week Wellness and Exercise (W&E) program on the quality of life of pediatric burn survivors with burns of ≥40% total body surface area. We hypothesized this comprehensive regimen would improve physical and psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Children were recruited for participation upon their discharge from the ICU. They were not taking anabolic/cardiovascular agents. Seventeen children participated in the W&E group and 14 children in the Standard of Care (SOC) group. Quality of life was assessed with the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) at discharge and 3 months. Children completed the CHQ-CF 87 and caregivers completed the CHQ-PF 28. Results: The mean age of children in the W&E group was 14.07 ± 3.5 years and mean TBSA was 58 ± 11.8%. The mean age of children in the SOC group was 13.9 ± 3.1 years and mean TBSA was 49 ± 7.8%. ANOVA did not reveal statistically significant differences between the groups. Matched paired t-tests revealed that parents with children in the W&E group reported significant improvements with their children's physical functioning, role/social physical functioning, mental health, overall physical and psychosocial functioning after exercise. Conclusions: These results are clinically relevant in that a comprehensive W&E program may be beneficial in promoting physical and psychosocial outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-609
Number of pages11
JournalBurns
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Health Promotion
Burns
Quality of Life
Exercise
Standard of Care
Anabolic Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Body Surface Area
Caregivers
Survivors
Analysis of Variance
Mental Health
Parents
Pediatrics
Child Health
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Burns
  • Exercise
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality of life
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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Rosenberg, M., Celis, M. M., Meyer, W., Tropez-Arceneaux, L., McEntire, S. J., Fuchs, H., ... Suman, O. (2013). Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns. Burns, 39(4), 599-609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2012.08.019

Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns. / Rosenberg, Marta; Celis, Mario M.; Meyer, Walter; Tropez-Arceneaux, Lisa; McEntire, Serina J.; Fuchs, Helen; Richardson, Lisa; Holzer, Charles; Herndon, David; Suman, Oscar.

In: Burns, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2013, p. 599-609.

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Rosenberg, M, Celis, MM, Meyer, W, Tropez-Arceneaux, L, McEntire, SJ, Fuchs, H, Richardson, L, Holzer, C, Herndon, D & Suman, O 2013, 'Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns', Burns, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 599-609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2012.08.019
Rosenberg M, Celis MM, Meyer W, Tropez-Arceneaux L, McEntire SJ, Fuchs H et al. Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns. Burns. 2013;39(4):599-609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2012.08.019
Rosenberg, Marta ; Celis, Mario M. ; Meyer, Walter ; Tropez-Arceneaux, Lisa ; McEntire, Serina J. ; Fuchs, Helen ; Richardson, Lisa ; Holzer, Charles ; Herndon, David ; Suman, Oscar. / Effects of a hospital based wellness and exercise program on quality of life of children with severe burns. In: Burns. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 599-609.
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