Burns patients often encounter lots of psychological problems affecting all parts of life. This study investigated the psychosocial empowerment interventions through multimedia education in burn patients.
In a randomized clinical trial study undertaken in Shahid Motahari Burn Center in Tehran, Iran in 2016, 50 patients were selected as control and 50 patients as intervention group. The demographic characteristics and the quality of life questionnaires (BSHS-B) were used. Patients in the control group received only routine educational self-care, but the intervention group received routine cares as well as the multimedia trainings. Then, the psychological quality of life was evaluated in both groups before the interventions and after three and six months.
Before interventions, the mean of mental dimension in intervention and control groups were 2.08±0.59 and 1.64±0.47, respectively (p<0.001). Three and six months after the intervention, they were 3.37±0.93 and 2.24±0.4, 4.11±0.74 and 2.75±0.58, respectively (p<0.001).
The multimedia intervention was shown to be effective in empowering the psychology of burn patients.