Until now, we note that the lack of information available focuses on the resumption of professional activities for victims of severe burns. There is no data on social participation and its determinants as personal as the type of burn, extent, age, sex, education, scar, fitness, etc. and environmental as values and attitudes, programs and services, family, colleagues, support groups, etc.. In the longer term, the documentation of the role of these variables is of particular importance from the point of view of improving the quality of life and social participation of victims of severe burns.
The purpose of this study is to document the level of social participation and quality of life of adults with severe burns after their rehabilitation process in Quebec and to explore the possible link between certain variables such as characteristics of burns, sociodemographic, environmental and physical activity.
Participants will be recruited through the archives service hospitals and rehabilitation centers are the Centre of Expertise. Information will be collected from individuals by telephone interview will be conducted by the research staff.
The results will provide a better portray regarding personal and social consequence of severe burns after their treatment in the short and long term. This is particularly compelling about the practices of long-term monitoring currently existing in the two centers of expertise. The results provide a picture of the cross and diverse quality of life of survivors of severe burns and their level of social and community participation in Quebec.