Research in Depilex Smileagain on self esteem of burn patients
Dr Asima Faisal, Head of Department of Health and Hospital Management at the Institute of Business Management Karachi, approached Depilex Smileagain to interview acid burn victims registered with DSF patients.
For the purpose of academic learning and contribution to generate improvements in health management practices, a departmental cross-sectional study was planned for “Assessment of Self-Esteem in Burn Patients”. A questionnaire was formulated and 10 patients were interviewed in DSF Karachi office. The questionnaire included standard socio-economic data along with information about the person's life pattern subsequent to the burn.
Depilex Smileagain Foundation has learnt through experience that social support, involvement in social and recreational activities and employment have positive influence on the victims. The majority of burned people make a successful adjustment following even large and disfiguring injuries and that successful rehabilitation is long-term and episodic in nature.