Physical activity and quality of life: a study of a lower-limb amputee population

Sarah A. Deans, Angus McFadyen, Philip J. Rowe

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    Abstract

    This cross-sectional descriptive study was initiated to investigate the relationship between physical activity and perceived quality of life in a lower-limb amputee population. The objective was to show which aspects of physical activity were most strongly linked to quality-of-life factors in this special patient group. The outcome measurements were two questionnaires: a section of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthetic Experience Scales (TAPES) and the World Health Organization Quality-of-Life Scale (WHOQOL-Bref). The former measures activity restriction and has Athletic, Functional, and Social subscales. The latter includes Physical, Psychological, Social, and Environmental domains, and measures the individual's perception of their quality of life.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)186-200
    Number of pages15
    JournalProsthetics and Orthotics International
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

    Keywords

    • quality of life
    • physical activity
    • amputation

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