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Title: Satisfaction with prostheses and services in cyclists with a lower limb amputation
Authors: Jutamanee Poonsiri
Rienk Dekker
Pieter U. Dijkstra
Yasmin Nutchamlong
Chanapak Dismanopnarong
Chiraphan Puttipaisan
Samai Suakonburi
Pensupa Pimchan
Juha M. Hijmans
Jan H.B. Geertzen
Lerdsin Hospital
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Veterans General Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2020
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.103, No.11 (2020), 1121-1130
Abstract: © JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND | 2020. Objective: To investigate the prosthetic and service satisfaction in cycling and non-cycling adults with a lower limb amputation in Thailand and to analyze factors associated with satisfaction. Materials and Methods: Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey questionnaire was given to 424 adults with uni or bilateral lower limb amputation in five public hospitals and mobile units. Associated variables in univariate analysis were entered into a multiple linear regression. Results: Forty-five percent of participants were from the Veterans General Hospital, Bangkok. Cyclists were slightly more satisfied with the prostheses than non-cyclists, but no differences were reported for service satisfaction. In general, all participants were satisfied with the service received. Factors associated with higher prosthetic satisfaction were not using gait aids, being employed or retired, being amputated below the knee, no or basic education, and hospital delivering the prosthesis. The factor associated with higher service satisfaction was not using gait aids. Conclusion: The researchers' results suggested that mobility independence, use of the prosthesis, and socioeconomic status may influence prosthetic and service satisfaction. Communication between people with a lower limb amputation and prosthetists, as well as follow-up after delivery may improve the prosthetic and service satisfaction. Satisfactory prostheses may increase activity participation, as seen in cyclists.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2020

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