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Year : 1976  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-153

Study of socio-psychological aspects of burns in females

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Seth. G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400012., India

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Vijaya R Bhalerao
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Seth. G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400012.
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PMID: 1032829

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Two hundred and fifteen women admitted with burns into the female surgical ward of the K.E.M. Hospital between July 1974 and February 1975 were studied. One hundred and thirty-seven women were discharged, out of which 79 women could be followed up and this paper is based on the data obtained from them about their socio-psychological re­habilitation. Analysis of these cases shows'that­ (a) Social adjustment of post-burns cases is a grave problem and well adjusted cases are few. (b) The main cause of non-adjustment seems to be physical disfigurement, especially of the face. (c) Physical disfigurement results in social non-acceptance, loss of job opportunity and feelings of inferiority. (d) Mental strain is collosal, as the mind is unable to accept a total change of life stale after the accident.

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