La qualità della vita e il rischio psicopatologico dei pazienti ustionati: una revisione narrativa della letteratura

Caterina La Cascia, Daniele La Barbera, Alice Mulè, Lucia Sideli, Angela Di Pasquale, Alice Mulè, Lucia Sideli, Maria Valentina Barone

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[automatically translated] Despite advances in medicine and surgery, trauma, burn still a significant cause of impairment and disability, involving a significant reduction in quality of life and are associated with different psychopathological outcomes, including depression and stress disorder posttraumatic. This non-systematic narrative review of the literature aims to present the most significant findings related to quality of life, the psychopathological symptoms, related to protective factors and risk assessment tools and the psychological interventions for patients with burns. The results show that the natural history of the burn wounds is a complex process that involves a variety of factors, including the dissatisfaction for the image of the body, coping strategies and social support. It seems clear that the assessment of the burn trauma should take account not only of the functional and aesthetic effects of the trauma, but also psychological and social. In addition, it is crucial that, in addition to medical treatment, surgical and rehabilitative, psychological interventions are made available to these patients and their families
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)86-105
Number of pages20
JournalPsicologia della Salute
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology

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