Upper-limb prosthetics: critical factors in device abandonment.

  title={Upper-limb prosthetics: critical factors in device abandonment.},
  author={Elaine Biddiss and Tom T Chau},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={86 12},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the roles of predisposing characteristics, established need, and enabling resources in upper-limb prosthesis use and abandonment. DESIGN A self-administered, anonymous survey was designed to explore these factors. The questionnaire was available online and in paper format and was distributed through healthcare providers, community support groups, and one prosthesis manufacturer. Two hundred forty-two participants of all ages and levels of upper-limb absence completed… CONTINUE READING

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