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Comparative Effectiveness of Upper Limb Prosthesis and Component Effects

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Ocean State Research Institute, Inc.

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Purpose This application will provide data to guide prosthesis prescription by comparing effectiveness of upper limb prostheses and components and evaluating heterogeneity of treatment effects for key sub-groups. This proposal focuses on the function, form, and interface of upper limb prostheses. The data we collect will be rich and multi-faceted, enabling us to test a multitude of clinically relevant hypotheses. Scope 1 Compare the effectiveness of prosthesis type body powered, myoelectrichybrid by amputation level 2 Quantify the impact of prosthesis form e.g., weight and shape on outcomes 3 Compare the effectiveness of prosthesis suspension method, controlling for potential confounding by prosthesis level, prosthesis type, and prosthesis weight. FindingsProgress This reporting period 30 September 2020 - 29 September 2021 focused on maintaining regulatory approvals preparing staff and maintaining study coordination preparing for Study Restart Meetings and restarting participant recruitment activities in September 2021. Enrollment was temporarily halted due to COVID 19.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]