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Abstract

Purpose

To describe the quality of life of Syrian people's life with lower limb amputation after the war.

Methods

A cross-sectional study conducted at the Military Hospital in Lattakia, from May to August 2019. A convenience sample of 65 adult males who had previously undergone amputation of a lower limb was included in this study. Participants' data included: age, marital status, employment, time since amputation, level of amputation, type of amputation and the use of assistive devices, the quality of life was measured using the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief Version (WHO QOL-BREF) to collect data from amputees. Data analysis was done by using SPSS version 20.

Results

Forty (61.5%) of subjects were between the age of 40–60. Below knee and unilateral lower-limb amputees formed the highest number 52 (80%) and 51 (78.5%) respectively. The mean scores of environment, physical health, psychological, and social relationships domains of QOL were 15.86, 15.18, 14.66, and 6.64, respectively. There were statistically significant differences in various domains of QOL between groups with different status of employment, financial support, amputated lower limb, duration since of amputation, and cause of amputation (P < 0.05).

Conclusion

There is a need to pay attention to experiences and the quality of life among Syrian patients with war-related amputation.

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