Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Physically- Disabled Fighters’ Quality of Life at Rehabilitation Military Center in Al-Basra City
Keywords:Educational Program, Quality of Life, Physically- Disabled Fighters’.
Objective(s): The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of the education program on physicallydisabled fighters’ quality of life, to determine the effectiveness of the education program on physically- disabled fighters’ health status. Methods: A quasi-experimental, one group test retest design, is carried out in order to achieve the objectives of the study by using the evaluation approach and the implementation of the education program at the Rehabilitation Military Center in Al-Basra City from of January 7th, 2019 to October 31st 2019. Non Probability “purposive” sample of (27) physically disabled fighters’ is selected selected for the present study The sample is assigned according to the following criteria: a. Physically disabled who has not participated in any health educational program related quality of life. b. Physically disabled fighters are selected as having disability ratio from 60 to 80 percent. Test-retest reliability and content validity “panel of (18) experts” of the questionnaire are determined through pilot study. Data are collected through the application of the education program, the use of the questionnaire and the structured interview as means of data collection. Data were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistical data analysis approach of frequency, percentage, mean, mean of scores, total of scores, range and standard deviation and inferential statistical data analysis approach T-test, multiple linear regressions, person correlation coefficient, Chi-Square test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results: The results of the study depict that the evaluation of physically-disabled fighters’ health status and quality of life is moderate due to the effect of physical disability; the physically disabled fighters’ quality of life domains have been improved due to the effect of the education program; the physically disabled fighters’ health status have been improved due to the effect of the education program; physically disabled fighters’ quality of life is significantly different relative to their age, residency, marital status, level of education, and chronic illness, and a non-significant difference relative to their type of injury and socioeconomic is determined. Conclusion: The study concluded that the health education Program has produced an effect on the physically-disabled fighters’ health status in the study group post its implementation. So, the study has confirmed that the program is an effective mean for the physically-disabled fighters’ health status in the Rehabilitation Military Center; the Health Education Program has produced an effect on the physicallydisabled fighters’ quality of life in the study group post its implementation. Further, the study has confirmed that the program is an effective mean for the enhancement of the physically-disabled fighters’ quality of life in the Rehabilitation Military Center.
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