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    Developing consensus on important factors associated with lower limb prosthetic prescription and use

    Schaffalitzky, Elisabeth and Gallagher, Pamela and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Wegener, Stephen T. (2012) Developing consensus on important factors associated with lower limb prosthetic prescription and use. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34 (24). pp. 2085-2094. ISSN 0963-8288

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    Purpose: There is an ongoing concern in lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation with underuse and nonuse of prosthetic technology. The aim of this study was to gather expert opinion on the most important outcomes, predictors and facilitators of lower limb prosthetic prescription and use, with a long-term goal of improving satisfaction with prosthetic technology. Method: An electronic Delphi study was conducted using an expert panel of 21 service providers and users and was undertaken over three iterations. Results: The process resulted in the identification of 13 outcomes, 19 predictor and 34 facilitator factors. Conclusions: Psychosocial factors related to service provision and prosthetic use have not been widely recognized or incorporated into clinical practice. We highlight the need for creating standardized measures that incorporate psychosocial factors and that can contribute to a broadly applicable evidence base for optimal prosthetic prescription.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Lower limb amputation; prosthetic; psychosocial factors;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16498
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 13:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    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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