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Self-reported and performance-based outcomes using DEKA Arm

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, et al.

The purposes of this study were to examine outcomes including dexterity, performance of daily activities, and prosthetic skill and spontaneity of users of the DEKA prosthetic arm and to compare outcomes using the DEKA Arm and the existing prosthesis. We found that dexterity and activity performance with the DEKA Arm varied by amputation level. Self-reported function and number of activities performed using the prosthesis was similar across levels. Activity performance and spontaneity of use were improved for users of the shoulder configuration level, while use of the prosthesis to perform activities and perceived difficulty performing self-selected tasks were improved for all levels.

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 351 — 362

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Resnik L, Borgia M, Latlief G, Sasson N, Smurr-Walters L. Self-reported and performance-based outcomes using DEKA Arm. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):351–62.

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