Community integration after burn injuries

Peter C. Esselman, J. T. Ptacek, Karen Kowalske, G. Fred Cromes, Barbara J. DeLateur, Loren H. Engrav

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Abstract

Evaluation of community integration is a meaningful outcome criterion after major burn injury. The Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) was administered to 463 individuals with major burn injuries. The CIQ results in Total, Home Integration, Social Integration, and Productivity scores. The purposes of this study were to determine change in CIQ scores over time and what burn injury and demographic factors predict CIQ scores. The CIQ scores did not change significantly from 6 to 12 to 24 months postburn injury. Home integration scores were best predicted by sex and living situation; Social Integration scores by marital status; and Productivity scores by functional outcome, burn severity, age, and preburn work factors. The data demonstrate that individuals with burn injuries have significant difficulties with community integration due to burn and nonburn related factors. CIQ scores did not improve over time but improvement may have occurred before the initial 6-month postburn injury follow-up in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-227
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Esselman, P. C., Ptacek, J. T., Kowalske, K., Cromes, G. F., DeLateur, B. J., & Engrav, L. H. (2001). Community integration after burn injuries. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 22(3), 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004630-200105000-00007