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dc.contributor.authorNunnerley, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Ken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHooper, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWoodfield, Ten_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-26T04:40:29Z
dc.date.available2015-08-26T04:40:29Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine, vol.47(5), pp.385 - 393en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1650-1977en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9026
dc.description.abstractObjective: A literature review to evaluate quality of life and participation outcomes of individuals with earthquake-related physical injury. Data sources: A systematic review was performed using National Health Service (NHS) Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) guidelines. MEDLINE, Embase, PsychINFO, CINAHL and AMED electronic databases were searched from 1966 to January 2014. Study selection: Studies that measured quality of life or participation outcomes among individuals who acquired a physical disability as a result of an earthquake injury were included, with no limits on research design. Data extraction: The search yielded 961 potentially relevant articles after removal of duplicates. Of these, only 8 articles met the inclusion criteria. Studies were rated for quality using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) guidelines. Data synthesis: A narrative synthesis was performed due to the heterogeneity of the included studies. Results: Injured earthquake survivors in developing countries experience diminished participation and reduced quality of life. Small sample sizes and lack of uniformity in outcome measurement limit generalizability. No studies from developed countries were identified. Conclusion: To maximize our understanding of quality of life and participation in injured earthquake survivors, future research should consider both the functional consequences of the injury and the environmental impact of the earthquake. The research should be based on representative samples of the injured earthquake survivors and use validated condition-specific outcome measures that are clearly defined within the publications. In addition, research should include all countries that are affected by earthquakes.en_NZ
dc.languageengen_NZ
dc.publisherFoundation for Rehabilitation Informationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-1965
dc.rightsAll authors may place a pdf file of their published article in the repository or homepage of their institution or university after publication of the paper version.
dc.subjectConsumer participationen_NZ
dc.subjectEarthquakesen_NZ
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_NZ
dc.subjectReviewen_NZ
dc.titleParticipation and quality of life outcomes among individuals with earthquake-related physical disability: a systematic reviewen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.2340/16501977-1965en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage393
aut.relation.issue5en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage385
aut.relation.volume47en_NZ
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