Accession Number:

ADA630330

Title:

The Evolution and Utility of the Burn Specific Health Scale: A Systematic Review

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Burn Specific Health Scale BSHS is the most commonly used instrument used to evaluate burn survivors quality of life QOL. Multiple forms of the instrument exist however, the literature lacks clarity in regard as to why a particular version of the BSHS was used and how the instrument performed in a variety of samples. This paper provides a review of the literature of the variations of the BSHS, its utility for research and clinical practice, and scoring concerns.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE