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This predictive study aimed to examine factors of community integration among persons with major trauma. The eighty-five major trauma persons living in communities from the lower southern region of Thailand were purposively recruited. Data were collected consisting of 4 parts: (1) The Demographic Form, (2) The Chronic Pain Assessment, (3) The Activities of Daily Living Assessment, and (4) The Community Integration Questionnaire. The content validity was examined by 5 experts and yielded a value of 1.00, and the reliabilities of part questionnaire two, three, and four obtained values of .98, .99, and .92, respectively. Data were generated using descriptive statistics, and the predictive factor data were transformed before analyzing with hierarchy multiple regression. This predictive study aimed to examine factors of community integration among persons with major trauma. The eighty-five major trauma persons living in communities from the lower southern region of Thailand were purposively recruited. Data were collected consisting of 4 parts: (1) The Demographic Form, (2) The Chronic Pain Assessment, (3) The Activities of Daily Living Assessment, and (4) The Community Integration Questionnaire. The content validity was examined by 5 experts and yielded a value of 1.00, and the reliabilities of part questionnaire two, three, and four obtained values of .98, .99, and .92, respectively. Data were generated using descriptive statistics, and the predictive factor data were transformed before analyzing with hierarchy multiple regression.
The results showed that community integration was at a moderate level (=15.73, SD=5.54)). The hierarchy multiple regression analysis showed that functional abilities in activities of daily living, return to work after injury, and chronic pain could significantly explain 71% of variance for community integration (R2adj= 0.71, F =70.51, p< .001). The most two significant predictive factors were functional abilities in activities daily living (β=-.46, p< .001) and return to work after injury (β= .43, p< .001).
Therefore, nurses and a multidisciplinary team should emphasize rehabilitation of functional abilities in activities daily living and return to work after injury to promote community integration of persons with major trauma.
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