The LIBRE team aims to improve the lives of burn survivors by looking beyond physical recovery to target the everyday difficulties of returning to life in the following areas:
- Social and Community Life
- Relationships with Family and Friends
- Romantic Relationships
- Work Life
By creating a questionnaire that looks at the social recovery of burn survivors we hope to provide a comprehensive burn recovery evaluation that both empowers burn survivors to better understand their own recovery process and improves overall rehabilitation efforts.
The LIBRE Questionnaire
Once completed, the LIBRE questionnaire will be used by burn survivors and their clinicians to track burn recovery. LIBRE is unique in that it will be tailored to the individual and focused on burn injury and its social impact.
Tailored to the Individual
Using an innovative test format, the computer adaptive test (CAT), LIBRE will tailor the questions it asks to the individual. A burn survivor will receive an accurate assessment of how they are recovering after answering only a handful of questions instead of answering a long list of questions that may not apply to them.
By using feedback from burn survivors, family members, and clinicians, LIBRE asks questions that are specific to burn injuries and to the recovery process of burn survivors.
Social Impact of Burn Injury
Recovering from a burn injury can be a lifelong process that affects every aspect of life. LIBRE takes a comprehensive look at burn recovery by assessing how burn injury affects a person’s life in terms of work, family, friends, social activities, and community.
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