Physical and psychologic rehabilitation outcomes for pediatric patients who suffer 80% or more TBSA, 70% or more third degree burns

Rhonda Meyers-Paal, Patricia Blakeney, Rhonda Robert, Luanne Murphy, David Chinkes, Walter Meyer, Manubhai Desai, David Herndon

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Abstract

Advances in medical management have dramatically decreased the mortality of children with massive burn injuries, which raises many questions about the expected quality of life for these young survivors. In this article, we address this issue by examining the functional and psychological adaptation of 41 young survivors with 88% mean total body surface area (TBSA) burns and 85% mean third degree TBSA burns. Patient scores were compared with normative data on standardized psychological measures of adjustment and on performance of age appropriate activities of daily living (ADL) skills. Thirty-three of the 41 patients (80%) were independent in basic ADL skills. Eighty-six percent of the patients who were aged 10 years and older were independent in advanced ADL skills. Patients with amputated fingers were significantly more dependent in ADL skills than those without amputations (P < .05). Mean psychosocial adjustment scores were within normal limits and were not significantly related to functional independence in ADL skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume21
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Jan 2000

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Body Surface Area
Activities of Daily Living
Burns
Pediatrics
Survivors
Social Adjustment
Child Mortality
Psychological Adaptation
Amputation
Fingers
Quality of Life
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Meyers-Paal, R., Blakeney, P., Robert, R., Murphy, L., Chinkes, D., Meyer, W., ... Herndon, D. (2000). Physical and psychologic rehabilitation outcomes for pediatric patients who suffer 80% or more TBSA, 70% or more third degree burns. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 21(1 I), 43-49.

Physical and psychologic rehabilitation outcomes for pediatric patients who suffer 80% or more TBSA, 70% or more third degree burns. / Meyers-Paal, Rhonda; Blakeney, Patricia; Robert, Rhonda; Murphy, Luanne; Chinkes, David; Meyer, Walter; Desai, Manubhai; Herndon, David.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, No. 1 I, 01.2000, p. 43-49.

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Meyers-Paal, R, Blakeney, P, Robert, R, Murphy, L, Chinkes, D, Meyer, W, Desai, M & Herndon, D 2000, 'Physical and psychologic rehabilitation outcomes for pediatric patients who suffer 80% or more TBSA, 70% or more third degree burns', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 21, no. 1 I, pp. 43-49.
Meyers-Paal, Rhonda ; Blakeney, Patricia ; Robert, Rhonda ; Murphy, Luanne ; Chinkes, David ; Meyer, Walter ; Desai, Manubhai ; Herndon, David. / Physical and psychologic rehabilitation outcomes for pediatric patients who suffer 80% or more TBSA, 70% or more third degree burns. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2000 ; Vol. 21, No. 1 I. pp. 43-49.
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