The association between mental health functioning and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in veterans with diabetes.

@article{Tseng2007TheAB,
  title={The association between mental health functioning and nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in veterans with diabetes.},
  author={Chin-lin Tseng and Usha Sambamoorthi and Drew A Helmer and Anjali Tiwari and Amy K Rosen and Mangala Rajan and Leonard M Pogach},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={537-46}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between mental health functioning and lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in veterans with diabetes. METHOD A retrospective study of 1999 Large Veteran Health Survey (LVHS) respondents with diabetes who were Veterans Health Administration clinic users in fiscal years (FYs) 1998-2000 was performed. The outcome measure was type of LEAs (major, minor and none) in FY 2000. The primary independent variable was mental health… CONTINUE READING

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