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34 in Motion Volume 21, Issue 5 September/October 2011

37.7% Female

62.3% Male

Gender

The O&P EDGE and the Amputee Coalition are proud to present the results of our inaugural amputee patient survey.

Te purpose of this survey was to gain a better understanding of amputee behavior related to prosthesis wear. Specifcally,we asked patients with limb loss and limb diference to report on their pros-thesis wear habits, as well as their level of comfort when wearing a prosthetic device. For those who elect not to wear a prosthesis, we asked individuals why they made this choice.

In May 2011, the Amputee Coalition sent survey invitations to 8,000 individuals, who were selected randomly from its con-sumer database. More than 1,200 people completed the sur-vey, for a response rate of 15 percent.

We hope the results, which appear on the following pages, will provide O&P practitioners useful information that they can use to help inform clinical care and improve patient out-reach eforts.

This survey and summary were written jointly by The O&P EDGE and the Amputee Coalition.

Amputee Patient

Comfort and Compliance

Real-world data that clinicians can use to inform prosthetic care and positively impact patient outcomes. Presented by The O&P EDGE

in partnership with the Amputee Coalition.

Patient Perspectives

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