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Citation:  Whyte, A. S., & Carroll, L. J. (2002). A preliminary examination of the relationship between employment, pain and disability in an amputee population. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 (9), 462-470.
Title:  A preliminary examination of the relationship between employment, pain and disability in an amputee population
Authors:  Whyte, A. S., & Carroll, L. J.
Year:  2002
Journal/Publication:  Disability and Rehabilitation
Publisher:  Taylor and Francis
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/09638280110105213
Full text:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280110105213    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  The goal of this research is to study the way in which people who have had an amputation make use of health, social, and voluntary services, and how much, if at all, those services help them.
Setting:  The subjects were sourced from patient records found from three artificial limb and appliance centers in Scotland.
Study sample:  The average age of the subjects was 43.79 years, with the oldest being 60 and the youngest being 20. 73% were male and 27% were female. All had a limb amputated at least two years ago.
Data collection and analysis:  Data was collected through a questionnaire, and analyzed with standard statistical analysis.
Findings:  The data indicated that relatively few patients utilized the services available to them for amputation-related issues, and fewer still for problems involving phantom limb pain. Of those that did use them, they were reported to be not very helpful for their pain.
Conclusions:  This study demonstrates that more research is needed in order to determine exactly why so few patients use the services available, and how the services themselves can be improved.

Disabilities served:  Amputation