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Women with Amputation: The Unique Needs of an Underserved Population

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Narrows Institute for Biomedical ResearchWALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA MDNYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center Rusk RehabilitationHealth Promotion and Wellness Directorate Army Public Health CenterJohn J Pershing VA Medical Center

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There is a growing population of women living with amputations, specifically in the VA and DoD healthcare system, yet little research has been performed to understand the unique needs of this population, which limits evidentiary support for clinical decision making. This investigation aims to conduct a 3-year national exploratory needs assessment that will focus on the unique physical, psychological and social needs of women living with amputations. The investigation is a collaborative effort between the VA, DoD, and civilian sector. To ensure a heterogeneous population of respondents, a convenience sample of 100 male and 100 female Veterans, Servicemembers, and civilians will be recruited from across the nation to participate. The participants will be asked to complete an online computer adaptive survey regarding their physical health, quality of life, prosthetic use and needs, and psychosocial experiences. Surveys will be completed anonymously and electronically without individually identifiable information.


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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]