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CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL ; doi:10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32045

Abstract: INTRODUCTION Upper limb prosthetic acceptance seems to be relatively unchanged from 1958 where it was measured to be 75% for transradial, 61% for transhumeral, and 35% for shoulder disarticulation levels. A practitioner survey from 2013 by the author found this to be largely unchanged at 79.6%, 57.8%, and 32.8% respectively. An upper limb meta-analysis showed that the most significant factors affecting prosthetic rejection using a median rating were function, comfort, ease of use, weight, heat, lack of sensory feedback, inconvenience, lifestyle, dissatisfaction with technology, irritation, and availability of services. An earlier survey by the author condensed these factors of rejection to amputation level, functional advantage, and comfort, and included confidence of the prosthetist, availability of therapy, and support of the patient context. Also it was speculated that the value of factors influencing rejection of prostheses may not be simply the converse of those accepting the prosthesis but different scales. Abstract PDF Link: How to cite: Stark G E. FACTOR ANALYSIS OF UPPER LIMB PROSTHETIC ACCEPTANCE FROM RETROSPECTIVE PROSTHETIC CLINICIAN SURVEY. CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, 2018; ABSTRACT, ORAL PRESENTATION AT THE AOPA’S 101ST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SEPT. 26-29, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 2018. DOI: Abstracts were Peer-reviewed by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 101st National Assembly Scientific Committee.
Keywords: functional / upper limb / clinician survey / RETROSPECTIVE PROSTHETIC

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