Psychosocial adjustment to lower-limb amputation: a review.

  title={Psychosocial adjustment to lower-limb amputation: a review.},
  author={Olga Horgan and Malcolm MacLachlan},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={26 14-15},
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, methodology, and conclusions. RESULTS Although depression and anxiety are relatively high up to 2 years post-amputation, they appear to decline… CONTINUE READING
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