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    Development and psychometric evaluation of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES).

    Gallagher, Pamela and MacLachlan, Malcolm (2000) Development and psychometric evaluation of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES). Rehabilitation Psychology, 45 (2). pp. 130-154. ISSN 0090-5550

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    Objective: To develop a multidimensional self-report instrument to better understand the experience of amputation and adjustment to a lower limb prosthesis. Design: One hundred four participants completed a mail questionnaire consisting of 3 sections: psychosocial issues, activity restriction, and satisfaction with a prosthesis. Results: Factor analysis revealed 3 psychosocial subscales (General Adjustment, Social Adjustment, and Adjustment to Limitation), 3 activity restriction subscales (Functional Restriction, Social Restriction, and Athletic Activity Restriction), and 3 satisfaction subscales (Functional Satisfaction, Aesthetic Satisfaction, and Weight Satisfaction). The subscales displayed high internal reliability, and preliminary evidence indicated various forms of validity. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales may be applied as a clinical and research tool.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Development; psychometric; evaluation; Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales; TAPES;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16440
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 15:40
    Journal or Publication Title: Rehabilitation Psychology
    Publisher: American Psychological Association
    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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