Malul Terör Gazilerinin Sosyal Destek ve Yaşam Kalitesinin Değerlendirilmesi
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The aim of this research is to evaluate the social support and quality of life of the terror veterans with disabilities. The empowerment of the terror veterans from the psychosocial aspect and restoring social functioning can be achieved through the social support system by ensuring the quality of life to the optimal level. Quantitative method was used in the research. The study sample consists of voluntary terror veterans with disabilities registered to the Adana, Ankara Etimesgut, Balikesir, Bursa, Düzce, Diyarbakir, Eskişehir, Istanbul European Side, Konya, Samsun branches of the Turkish War Veterans, Martyr Widows and Orphans Association. The sociodemographic form was prepared by the researcher to reveal the socio-demographic characteristics of the disabled terror veterans. The World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Short Form Turkish Version (WHOQOL-BREF-TR) was used to assess the quality of life level of disabled terror veterans. Perceived Social Support Scale (MSPSS) was used to assess the perceived social support of the veterans. Questionnaires were sent by e-mail, and responses from 227 disabled terror veterans were assessed. The collected data were analyzed by a computer program called IBM SPSS Statistics 20 (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). The research findings were covered under four main headlines. Disabled terror veterans are usually middle-aged individuals with a nuclear family, working at a regular job, injured by bullets or mines, living in their own home, orthopedically injured and receiving spousal or parental support. There was a significant correlation among the physical, mental, social and environmental sub-dimensions of the quality of life of the disabled terror veterans. There is a meaningful correlation among the social support family, friends, special human sub-dimensions and the total scores of social supports. There is a significant correlation between sub-dimensions of social support and all subdimensions of quality of life. The quality of life also optimizes with the increase in perceived social support levels of the disabled terror veterans.