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Citation:  Armstrong, Amy J.; Hawley, Carolyn E.; Darter, Benjamin; Sima, Adam P.; DiNardo, Jason; Inge, Katherine J. (2018). Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans with amputation: An exploration of resilience, employment and individual characteristics. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 48 (2), 167-175.
Title:  Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans with amputation: An exploration of resilience, employment and individual characteristics
Authors:  Armstrong, Amy J.; Hawley, Carolyn E.; Darter, Benjamin; Sima, Adam P.; DiNardo, Jason; Inge, Katherine J.
Year:  2018
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-180923
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Since 2002 approximately 1,700 US military service members have experienced trauma related amputations from injuries incurred in Afghanistan and Iraq (Fisher, 2015).
Purpose:  This study explores the variables of resilience, individual characteristics, and employment status of a sample of these Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and sustained an amputation.
Data collection and analysis:  Veterans identified through the VA Corporate Data Warehouse (N?=?165) completed a survey on their experiences following amputation.
Findings:  Results indicate that several variables were significantly related to resilience, to include employment status, pain status, and prosthetic use.
Conclusions:  Recommendations for future research and practice are provided.

Disabilities served:  Amputation
Populations served:  Veterans