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Temporal adaptations in generic and population-specific quality of life and falls efficacy in men with recent lower-limb amputations

Cleveland T. Barnett, PhD, et al.

We studied how quality of life and falls efficacy changed in people with lower-limb amputations during the 6 mo after being discharged from rehabilitation. Participants completed the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire, and Modified Falls Efficacy Scale 1, 3, and 6 mo after being discharged from rehabilitation. Quality of life improved and mental health tended to score higher than physical health. Falls efficacy was not greater when participants were performing indoor activities versus outdoor activities but was strongly related to quality of life. These results provide insight into how quality of life and falls efficacy develop in people with lower-limb amputations after rehabilitation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.10.0205

Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
   Pages 437 — 448


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Barnett CT, Vanicek N, Polman RC. Temporal adaptations in generic and population-specific quality of life and falls efficacy in men with recent lower-limb amputations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(3):437–48.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.10.0205
ResearcherID/ORCID: Cleveland T. Barnett, PhD: D-2884-2013; Natalie Vanicek, PhD: D-1860-2013; Remco C. J. Polman, PhD: D-1877-2013

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