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In recent years, specialised camping programmes, based largely on the premise of therapeutic recreation, have emerged as a form of intervention for children with chronic illnesses, and their siblings. Although these programmes are proliferating, little systematic evaluation of their outcomes has been undertaken, particularly within a European context. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the factorial composition of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES), a multidimensional assessment of adaptation to amputation and prosthesis, for use with individuals with acquired upper limb amputations. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of members of the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association. (More)
BACKGROUND There has been little attention to the underlying dimensional structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in analyses involving individuals older than 65 years of age despite its routine application in this age group. METHODS The factor structure of the HADS was investigated using a sample of 680 veterans with limb amputations(More)
PURPOSE To review the existing literature on the social and psychological challenges faced by people with an amputation and to provide a detailed analysis of the literature examining psychological adjustment to these challenges across time. METHOD Existing papers on psychological adjustment to amputation were analysed according to their results,(More)
PURPOSE This research aimed to develop a clearer picture of the experience of residual limb pain and phantom limb pain following a lower limb amputation and to gain a greater understanding of their relationships with physical and psychosocial variables. METHOD One hundred and four participants completed the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Amputee Body Image Scale (ABIS) through Rasch analysis, investigating the quality of its rating categories and its reliability and validity. DESIGN The ABIS (20 items; ratings of 1-5) and Trinity Amputation Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES) were administered by post and(More)
PURPOSE Phantom limb pain (PLP) can be an enduring and distressing experience for people with amputations. Previous research has shown that 'mirror treatment' can reduce PLP for some people who have an upper limb amputation, and that it can increase a sense of motor control over the phantom in people with lower limb amputations who are not reporting PLP.(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic physical injury can result in many disabling sequelae including physical and mental health problems and impaired social functioning. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in the prevention of physical, mental and social disability following traumatic physical injury. SEARCH STRATEGY The search was not(More)
Psychological distress and postamputation pain were investigated in a sample of 582 males with long-term limb amputations (mean time since amputation 639.3 months, standard deviation 166.1; range 240-784 months). Prevalence of significant depressive symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]-D score > or = 8) was 32.0%, and 34.0% of respondents(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify factors considered to be important in the adjustment to amputation and the wearing of a prosthetic limb from the perspective of the person who has had a lower limb amputation. Hence, focus group methodology was employed as a means of acquiring perspectives within a population of young adults who had a lower limb(More)