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    Adjustment to an Artificial Limb: A Qualitative Perspective

    Gallagher, Pamela and MacLachlan, Malcolm (2001) Adjustment to an Artificial Limb: A Qualitative Perspective. Journal of Health Psychology, 6 (1). pp. 85-100. ISSN 1359-1053

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    The purpose of this study was to identify factors considered to be important in the adjustment to amputation and the wearing of a prosthetic limb from the perspective of the person who has had a lower limb amputation. Hence, focus group methodology was employed as a means of acquiring perspectives within a population of young adults who had a lower limb amputation. Preliminary thematic analysis revealed that factors such as self-image, social, physical and practical concerns, the meaning attributed to and the acceptance of the amputation and support among others were important in the adjustment process. These findings have substantial implications for directing future research.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: adjustment; amputation; focus groups; prostheses;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16438
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 15:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Health Psychology
    Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
    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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