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Gallagher, P.,MacLachlan, M.
1999
Unknown
BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
Psychological adjustment and coping in adults with prosthetic limbs
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*Adaptation, Psychological Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Amputees/*psychology Artificial Limbs/*psychology Disability Evaluation Female Humans Ireland Male Middle Aged Personality Inventory Social Support
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The potential mediating effects of different coping strategies on the adjustment to living with a prosthetic limb were investigated in 44 adult amputees. Participants completed a questionnaire inquiring about coping, pain, emotional well-being, demographics, and disability-related variables. The coping strategy adopted and the extent of the adjustment to the prosthetic limb varied with age, site of limb loss, and cause of amputation. Furthermore, coping style mediated the adjustment to wearing a prosthetic limb. The results are discussed in terms of future applications and research.
0896-4289 (Print)0896-42
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10640225
10.1080/08964289909596741
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