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

Time Spent Wearing Prosthetic Device

Did you receive a sufcient amount of training on using your prosthetic device?

6–12 hours 13–18 hours 19 or more hours

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Average Number of Hours per Day Using a Prosthetic Device

30.6% No

69.4% Yes

Time Spent Wearing Prosthetic Device

Of the respondents who report wearing their prosthesis regularly, 82.7 percent indicated that they wear it daily, and more than half of those wear the device at least 13 hours per day, indicating that for these users, wearing a prosthesis is an integral part of their daily lives. Of the 17.3 percent of respondents who report wearing their prosthesis fewer than seven days per week, responses were fairly evenly distributed between one through six days per week. In terms of care provided, nearly 70 percent reported that they felt they had received sufcient training on using their prosthetic device, which may play a factor in time spent wearing the prosthetic device.

I n terms of compliance, only 9.3 perce cited pain, and only 8.6 percent cited discomfort, as having “a lot” of impac on deciding whether or not to wear their prosthesis.

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