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Key words: adaptive control system, amputation, amputee, artificial limb, longitudinal studies, measurement, outcomes evaluation, physical performance testing, prosthetic knee, questionnaires.
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Tools of Measurement for Amputee Quality of Life Attitude To Artificial Limb Questionnaire Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales The Amputation Related Body Image Scale (ARBIS) measures quality of life of amputees in terms of body image disturbance.
James Syme (GB) penned a booklet detailing cases where joint excision could be used instead of amputation for diseased joints, as in tuberculosis, and injured joints. In 1842, Syme described an amputation at the ankle. This amputation bears his name, as it replaced a portion of below knee amputations, which were ordinary practice at that time (, ).
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The January 12, 2010 earthquake devastated Port-Au-Prince, the capital of the Republic of Haiti, and its surroundings. Among the 300,000 injured, 1,200 to 1,500 people underwent traumatic /surgical amputations. The purpose of this study was to describe the functional and psychosocial impact of prostheses users who suffered a traumatic lower-limb amputation after the earthquake of 2010 in Haiti. We recruited 140 participants in collaboration with a large health care organization in Port-au-Prince from October 2011 to May 2012. Participants underwent an evaluation of physical impairments and completed questionnaires translated into Haitian Creole. The Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scale (TAPES), and the Locomotor Capabilities Index (LCI) were used in this study. The questionnaires were administered verbally in Haitian Creole by a trained staff. We conducted descriptive statistics and t-tests using SPSS for data analysis. Participants had a mean age of 34.9 ± 12.0; 51.4% were women; 48.6% were transfemoral amputees. The mean of TAPES general adjustment (3.65 ± 0.59) and adjust to limitation (3.67 ± 0.86) were higher than the score for the social adjustment (2.58 ± 0.49). The LCI showed over 90% of subjects were physically independent in self-care; fewer were independent walking on uneven ground or inclement weather (69%). The relatively poor social adjustment is consistent with the literature that describes limited acceptance of people with physical disabilities in Haitian society. Prostheses users in Haiti would benefit from a health delivery infrastructure that also addresses the psychosocial reintegration of individuals with physical disabilities.
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Enrolled participants were interviewed by the study prosthetist to obtain demographic and health information including sex, weight, date of birth, date of amputation, amputation etiology, MFCL, and Socket Comfort Score (SCS) . The prosthetist also performed a physical evaluation to document the participant's residual limb length and current prosthetic knee. Participants were each fitted with a new prosthetic pylon and foot (Össur Vari-Flex) to mitigate influences of dissimilar componentry across the study sample. Participants were instructed to wear their prosthesis with the Vari-Flex foot for 1 wk prior to data collection to allow for acclimation to the new foot. As evidence to guide appropriate time for accommodation to a new prosthetic foot is limited , a recommendation by the study prosthetist was used to select the length of the accommodation period. Participants' original sockets were used across all conditions. Fit and alignment was optimized, as needed, by the study prosthetist after the Vari-Flex was integrated into the prosthesis or when participants changed knee conditions. Adjustments to fit or alignment were only needed during the training periods. No adjustments were required or made during the periods of data collection presented in this article. Fitting the intervention knees also included new endoskeletal componentry (e.g., offset adaptors), as needed, to ensure proper fit and function of the prosthetic knees. An activity monitor (StepWatch 3) (Orthocare Innovations; Mountlake Terrace, Washington) was also attached to each participant's prosthetic ankle, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Participants were required to demonstrate the ability to walk across a variety of terrain types (e.g., level hall, level carpet, stairs, and ramp) and report the ability to safely use the prosthesis prior to leaving the laboratory.
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It is well recognized, based on many studies that traumatic amputations in developing and developed countries result in profound changes in the quality of life of individuals. Several factors affect the quality of life after amputation: pain, drastic changes in functional abilities, psychosocial adjustment to loss of a body part, and impact on employment. In surveys of traumatic leg amputations in developed countries such as the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States showed that a multidisciplinary team approach is fundamental to positive outcomes in physical capabilities and psychosocial adjustment of individuals with limb amputations. Functional mobility following lower-limb amputation is one of the primary goals of rehabilitation. In addition, quality of life of prosthesis users is also an important aspect of rehabilitation. To assess the rehabilitation intervention, many assessment tools are available. Researchers have used performance tests and ambulation activities to assess functional limitation, energy expenditure and long-term use of the prosthetic device by patients. Patient-centered measures using questionnaires and interviews have been used to assess the quality of life and psychological adjustment to lower limb amputation, .