Identifying targets for improved activity and participation after dysvascular and traumatic amputation in middle age or older
People with dysvascular and traumatic etiology of lower-limb amputation (LLA) in middle age or later report severe disability with conventional rehabilitation approaches that primarily target the use of a prosthesis. Although psychosocial factors (e.g., self-efficacy, social support, resilience) are recognized as influential features of rehabilitation outcomes, they are not specifically addressed within conventional rehabilitation approaches. The purpose of this dissertation was to identify psychosocial mechanisms of physical activity and participation that could be targeted with novel interventions ...
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