Psychosocial, functional, and quality of life assessment of patients with posttraumatic fracture nonunion, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, and lower extremity amputation.

@article{Lerner1991PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial, functional, and quality of life assessment of patients with posttraumatic fracture nonunion, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, and lower extremity amputation.},
  author={R K Lerner and John L. Esterhai and R C Polomono and Marion Cheatle and R. Bruce Heppenstall and Carl T. Brighton},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1991},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={122-6}
}
One hundred nine patients with long-bone fracture nonunion, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, or posttraumatic amputation were evaluated for the impact of chronic disability on quality of life, as measured by the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS) and the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS). A self-administered PAIS for spouses assessed… CONTINUE READING