Early physical and functional rehabilitation of trauma patients in the Medecins Sans Frontieres trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan: luxury or necessity?

Médecins Sans Frontières provided specialised trauma care in Kunduz Trauma Centre (KTC) in Afghanistan

Abstract

This is a descriptive cohort study which includies all patients admitted in the KTC inpatient department (IPD) between January and June 2015. The adapted functional score was collected at four points in time: admission and discharge from both IPD and outpatient department (OPD).

The study concludes that the provision of physiotherapy was feasible in this humanitarian setting, and the tailored functional score appeared to be relevant.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Bérangère Gohya, Engy Alib, Rafael Van den Berghb, Erin Schillbergb, Masood Nasimc,Muhammad Mahmood Naimid, Sophia Cheréstale, Pauline Falipoua, Eric Weertsa, Peter Skeltona,Catherine Van Overloopf, Miguel Trellesg Early physical and functional rehabilitation of trauma patients in the Médecins Sans Frontières trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan: luxury or necessity? International Health 2016; 8: 381–389 doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihw039

Early physical and functional rehabilitation of trauma patients in the Medecins Sans Frontieres trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan: luxury or necessity?

Published 1 November 2016