Accession Number:

AD0641317

Title:

REPORT OF INTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF FORTY EIGHT ABOVE-THE-KNEE AMPUTEES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY ENGINEERING RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

253.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a study of the psychological adjustment problems of a group of forty-eight above-the-knee leg amputees who reside in the Metropolitan New York Area, and gives special attention to their adjustment problems with prosthetic devices. All of the subjects are veterans of World War II, and each sustained the loss of his limb as a result of combat experience with one of the military services. The research study is concerned particularly with an evaluation of the role of psychological factors -- attitudes and opinions, hopes and aspirations -- as they may affect adjustment to a prosthesis.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE