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Disabil Rehabil. 2009;31(19):1592-7. doi: 10.1080/09638280802638881.

Relationship between participation in life situations and life satisfaction in persons with late effects of polio.

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Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. maria.larsson.lund@occupther.umu.se

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To assess the relationship between participation and problems with participation in life situations, and life satisfaction in persons with late effects of polio.

METHODS:

One hundred fifty-eight persons with late effects of polio responded to a postal questionnaire including the Swedish versions of the Impact on Participation and Autonomy Questionnaire (IPA-S) and Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LiSat-11).

RESULTS:

The persons' perceived participation in the five domains of participation in the IPA-S was significantly correlated with their satisfaction with life as a whole and with most of the 10 domains of life satisfaction. Significant differences in satisfaction with life as a whole and with eight of the 10 domains in LiSat-11 were found between groups of increasing severe problems with participation. Greater number of reports of severe problems with participation corresponded with gradually decreased satisfaction with life as a whole and with satisfaction in the eight domains in LiSat-11.

CONCLUSIONS:

Perceived participation and problems with participation in life situations are determinants of life satisfaction in persons with late effects of polio. This implies that addressing participation and problems with participation in the rehabilitation of persons with late effects of polio may lead to an enhanced life satisfaction.

PMID:
19479499
DOI:
10.1080/09638280802638881
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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