The experience of men using an upper limb prosthesis following amputation: positive coping and minimizing feeling different.

@article{Saradjian2008TheEO,
  title={The experience of men using an upper limb prosthesis following amputation: positive coping and minimizing feeling different.},
  author={Adam Saradjian and Andrew R Thompson and Dipak Datta},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={871-83}
}
PURPOSE Psychosocial factors are likely to play a crucial role in adjustment to upper limb amputation and prosthesis use, and yet have received only minimal exploration within the literature. This study therefore, sought to gain a rich understanding of the experience of living with an upper limb amputation and of using a prosthetic arm and hand. METHODS The qualitative method of Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis was used. Purposive sampling culminated in a homogenous sample of 11 males… CONTINUE READING

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