Christiane Gauthier-Gagnon

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency and extent of prosthetic use by people with lower limb amputation and identify factors that facilitate prosthetic use. DESIGN AND SETTING Five-year follow-up survey using the Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee (PPA) questionnaire and Dillman's mailing strategy. SUBJECTS Adults with unilateral transtibial and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the quality of life (QOL) of persons with lower-limb amputation (LLA) at admission (T1), discharge (T2), and 3 months after rehabilitation discharge (T3) and to explore the relationships between QOL and demographic and clinical variables including body image. DESIGN Longitudinal case series. SETTING Inpatient(More)
The Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee (PPA) is a clinical follow-up questionnaire that measures the factors potentially related to prosthetic use and the actual use of the prosthesis by people with a lower extremity amputation. This profile is a report on the psychometric properties of the questionnaire. The PPA was administered, on two occasions, to 89(More)
A questionnaire, the Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee (PPA), is described both in terms of its conceptualization and design. The objectives of the questionnaire (mail and telephone versions) were to evaluate and to determine the factors potentially related to prosthetic use by a person with a lower extremity amputation after discharge from rehabilitation.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess performance of life habits among persons with lower-limb amputation at admission, at discharge, and 3 months after rehabilitation discharge and describe their prosthetic profile at discharge and follow-up. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS Unilateral persons with lower-limb amputation (N=19; 14 men;(More)
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