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Submitted: 16 August 2019 Modified: 22 August 2019
HERDIN Record #: 102255-1908161616279

Quality of life among Filipino amputees after prosthetic rehabilitation at the UERMMMCI Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics Charity Clinic.

Hannah Lois G. Taroja,
Cherryrich M. Cheng

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Introduction Amputation is often associated with depression, isolation and anxiety, resulting in changes
in the functioning and quality of life of an individual. This study aimed to compare the quality of life of
amputees before and after prosthetic rehabilitation and to determine the level of satisfaction with the
services provided by the rehabilitation team.

Methods This was a longitudinal study conducted at the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics
from 2016 to 2017. Quality of life was measured at baseline and at the end of prosthetic rehabilitation
using the Short Form-36 version 2 Philippines (Tagalog) and compared. Patient satisfaction was determined
using the UERMMMCI Out-Patient Satisfaction Survey. Statistical analysis was done using paired t-test
and stratified analysis.

Results Twelve participants were included; majority were adult males and all were unemployed. There
were no statistically significant changes in the quality of life of amputees after prosthetic rehabilitation.
Stratification analysis revealed significant decreases in scores in bodily pain and general health scales for
females. On the other hand, males had statistically significant increases in vitality scores. Participants
were generally satisfied with the services they received.

Conclusion While no significant changes were observed for overall quality of life, certain aspects may be
related to factors such as sex, comorbidities, and type of caregiver. Recommendations include further studies
to explore other factors affecting quality of life among Filipino amputees after prosthetic rehabilitation.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
The Health Sciences Journal
Publication Date
January-June 2019
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
UERMMMC Fulltext Print Format

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