Research Involvement

The Amputee Coalition’s commitment to promoting research that improves the lives of those affected by limb loss is reflected in the research partnerships in which we have participated over the years. Below are some current and past examples of these partnerships.

Current research partnership examples

Improving Emotional Well-Being for Persons with Limb LossThis is an ongoing research project with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to develop an innovative prosthetist-centered program to address the emotional well-being of people with limb loss. This project is generously supported by funding from Hanger, Inc. and Ӧssur, Inc.

Demonstration Program to Test the Efficacy of Peer Visitation for Caregivers of Veterans of OIF/OEF With Polytrauma/Blast-Related Injury” This is an ongoing research project conducted in conjunction with researchers at the University of Washington and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This project is funded through a grant from the Langeloth Foundation.

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The Limb Loss Statistics and Research Program was a partnership between the Amputee Coalition and researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. This landmark study sought to understand the lived experience of those with limb loss.

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The Promoting Amputee Life Skills (PALS) study is an example of a community-based participatory research project involving the Amputee Coalition and researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The PALS study sought to test the effectiveness of a 10-week community-based self-management program for people with limb loss. Results suggested that participating in the PALS program improved outcomes for people with limb loss, especially in their confidence in their ability to manage problems associated with limb loss. To learn more about the PALS program, contact Jessie Cantrell, our peer support coordinator.