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    Psychological issues in prosthetic and orthotic practice: A 25 year review of psychology in Prosthetics and Orthotics International

    Desmond, D. and MacLachlan, Malcolm (2002) Psychological issues in prosthetic and orthotic practice: A 25 year review of psychology in Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Prosthetics & Orthotics International, 26 (3). pp. 182-188. ISSN 0309-3646

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    In the inaugural edition of Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Fishman identified the psychological sciences as one of six indispensable areas of skill and knowledge in professional prosthetic-orthotic practice. Given the journal's significant role in reporting and developing pertinent research and practice, this review assesses the profile of psychology in prosthetic and orthotic research, as evidenced by the content of Prosthetics and Orthotics International since its inception. A MEDLINE search of the journal's abstracts over a twenty-five year period was conducted using the search terms: 'psychology', 'psychosocial', 'quality of life', 'developmental' and 'coping'. Results of this search are summarised under the following headings: (a) body image; (b) coping and adjustment; (c) developmental issues; (d) psychosocial well-being; (e) quality of life; and (f) psychological factors leading to amputation. On the basis of this review, the authors conclude by highlighting a number of key areas where the psychological aspects of prosthetics and orthotics warrant further investigation and dissemination.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Psychological issues; prosthetic; orthotic practice; 25 year review; psychology; Prosthetics; Orthotics; International;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16437
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 15:19
    Journal or Publication Title: Prosthetics & Orthotics International
    Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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