The Formosa Fun Coast water park dust explosion accident: Three-year cohort study to track changes and analyze the influencing factors of burn survivors’ quality of life

Publication date: Available online 2 August 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Kuo-Cheng Hsu, Ya-Chi Chen, Li Fen Chen, Hui Fang LuAbstractNearly 500 people were injured in the dust explosion at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in 2015, making it the accident with the largest number of burn victims in Taiwan. Severe burn injuries are often accompanied by long-term impacts on physical, psychological, social, occupational, and aesthetic wellness. Survivors usually require several years or even decades of medical rehabilitation and psychological counseling, which inevitably affect their quality of life (QoL).The purpose of this study was to assess the changes in the QoL and the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among the survivors of the 2015 dust explosion at the Formosa Fun Coast water park and discuss the potential influencing factors. Data were collected from the burn victims using a self-administered sociodemographic and injury characteristics questionnaire, the adapted Chinese version of the Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (ACV BSHS-B), and the Impact of Event Scale for Burns (IESB). IBM-SPSS (Version 21.0) was used for the statistical analysis of the data. A total of 81 patients were enrolled in this study from July 2016 to August 2018.The study results revealed that gender, employment status after the burn injury, marital status, injury area, and the presence of facial burns greatly affected survivors’ QoL three years following the injury. Survivors’ sim...
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