Quality of life for veterans and servicemembers with major traumatic limb loss from Vietnam and OIF/OEF conflicts.

@article{Epstein2010QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life for veterans and servicemembers with major traumatic limb loss from Vietnam and OIF/OEF conflicts.},
  author={Richard Allen Epstein and Allen Walter Heinemann and Lynne Vernice McFarland},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={373-85}
}
The goals of rehabilitation after major limb loss include not only functional restoration but also a return to a high quality of life (QOL). Few studies have identified which factors are associated with QOL in veterans and servicemembers with combat-associated major limb loss. We enrolled Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans and servicemembers in a national survey on prosthetic device use. In the Vietnam group, multivariate analysis found multiple… CONTINUE READING
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