Perception of quality of life at patients after surgery of disc herniation

Perception of quality of life at patients after surgery of disc herniation

Author: 
Slezáková Zuzana, Gabriela Vörösová and Kristína Michalenková
Abstract: 

Objective: Disc herniationaffects the life of person in all parts of life, physically, mentally and socially. From performing activities of daily living, movement is limited, patients are often dependent on the help of others, the thinking and behavior of the patient are changing. The overall assessment of the perception of quality of life is change at least one year after surgeryof intervertebral discs. Design:to ascertain the perception of quality in the daily activities of life after the surgery of discherniation in area of the bio - psycho - social needs. Results: For diagnostic purpose of the quality of life is also patients after surgery of disc herniation we used the questionnaire SF 36 (36-Item Heath Survey Short Form 36 Health Subject Questionnaire) .Group of respondents were patients after surgery of disc herniation n = 86 from neurosurgery clinics in Slovakia, n = 86. Conclusions: We can state that the quality of life at patients after surgery of disc herniation only slightly improved and persist restricted movement in the damaged area, problems with lifting the heavy items and back pain. In our case of n = 86 respondents showed even 84% of respondents that their normal daily activities are causing problems despite of the successful surgery of the disc herniation. 95% report that they still experience difficulties in carrying out daily activities and even 33% at patients still suffer from severe pain, preventing them from normal activities. We found that 68% of respondents indicate that their normal daily activities cause problems because of lingering emotional condition, which is affected by fear, anxiety, depression and other conditions. Negative feelings such as anxiety, depression, sadness, exhaustion, fatigue, confirmed even the 52% at patients. 48% experience a positive emotional condition. From the respondents view the social support and social contacts are after spine surgery rated in the intensity and frequency as relatively restrictive. The biggest social support, respondents receive from the family, that often insure the rehabilitation and other available services.

Paper No: 
958