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

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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