Effects of Temperature Control Liner Materials on Long-Term Outcomes of Prosthesis Use
Technical Report,30 Sep 2017,29 Sep 2018
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States
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The goal of this project is to investigate the clinical effectiveness of temperature controlled prosthesis liners over the long-term. To that end, outcome data are being collected at two sites over a total period of 12 months, including two 6-month intervention periods with comparable climate conditions i.e., equal amounts of cold and warm weather. In accordance with this project plan, no results are yet available. Preparations for the data collection, including ethics review and approval of the protocol, and participant recruitment have taken up the first months of the project period. The death of one site-PI in February of this year lead to unexpected delays in these efforts, as replacements needed to be identified and trained. Consequently, while the recruitment goals 25 enrollees per site are being approached at the main site, recruiting has not yet started at the secondary site.
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