Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Gallagher, P;Desmond, D
2007
January
Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Measuring quality of life in prosthetic practice: benefits and challenges
Published
20 ()
Optional Fields
LOWER-LIMB AMPUTATION PATIENT-GENERATED INDEX TERM-FOLLOW-UP LONG-TERM PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT TRINITY AMPUTATION EXPERIENCE SCALES OUTCOMES MEASURES RESPONSE SHIFT VIETNAM-WAR
31
167
176
There is an increasing awareness that the inclusion of quality of life as an outcome measure is important in ensuring a client-centred and holistic assessment. This review outlines the benefits of quality of life as an outcome measurement in the field of prosthetics. It introduces the key concepts and challenges in the definition and assessment of quality of life post-amputation, including the relative advantages and disadvantages of adopting generic, disease/condition specific, dimension specific and individualized measures of quality of life. In conclusion, the review delineates and recommends issues and guidelines for consideration when undertaking quality of life research and assessment. A co-ordinated approach by practitioners in the field of prosthetics is necessary to ensure the inclusion of quality of life as an outcome measure and to ensure its measurement in a standardized and rigorous manner.
ABINGDON
0309-3646
10.1080/03093640600988633
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