Accession Number : AD1048295


Title :   Needs, Preferences, and Functional Abilities of Veterans and Service Members with Upper-Limb Amputation


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : Ocean State Research Institute, Inc. Providence United States


Personal Author(s) : Resnik, Linda ; Ford,Mary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048295.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide comprehensive cross-sectional and longitudinal data on function, needs, preferences, and satisfaction of Veterans and service members with major upper limb amputation. Scope: 1) Describe patterns of prosthesis use and abandonment in the VA and DOD; identify the impact of amputation and prosthesis use on self-reported function, activities and participation; and identify unmet prosthetic needs; 2) conduct a one year follow-up study to examine changes in satisfaction with care and prosthetic services, self-reported function and quality of life; and 3) assess the dexterity and activity performance in upper limb amputees. Findings/Progress: This initial reporting period (30 September 2016 - 29 September 2017) focused on study start-up activities. There are no findings to report to date. Data collection is ongoing.


Descriptors :   UPPER LIMB AMPUTATIONS , PROSTHETICS , military medicine , military personnel , patient care management


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE