A Systematic Review: Determinants of Quality of Life People with Physical Disability

Iffah Nurhayati1), Bhisma Murti1), Rita Benya2)


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Study Program in Nursing, School of Health Polytechnics Surakarta



Background: A physical disability is a disability that impacts a person‘s ability to perform physical tasks or function. Physically disabled people experience more restrictions in social activities than healthy people. The purpose of this study was to review determinants of quality of life people with physical disability.

Subjects and Method: A systematic review was conducted by searching articles published from January 2013 to September 2019. This study selected 20 articles from PubMed, Science Direct, Wiley Online Library, Taylor Francis Online, EBSCO,  and Medline e-journal databases. The quality of articles was tested by internal validity and GRADE criteria.

Results: Quality of life of people with physical disability was determined by age, sex, education level, current health status, co-morbidity, side effect of disability (e.g. pain, immobility, activity limitation, and tiredness), stress coping management, social sup- port, family support, accessibility, and quality of physical environment.

Conclusion: Quality of life of people with physical disability is determined by biolo- gical, psychological, social, and environmental factors.

Keywords: quality of life, determinant, physical disability

Correspondence: Iffah Nurhayati. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java, Indonesia. Email: iffahn16@gmail.com. Mobile: 085742202990.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.01.50

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