Providing quality care to the patients who we serve is based on our technical and
therapeutic skill and experience, evidence based practice, and ongoing feedback from
patients who use the devices that we fit and train them with. In order to provide
care to upper extremity amputees and guide them towards prosthetic success, we must
collect information from our own practices to support our approaches and assist in
supporting the most current rehabilitation for our patients. An outcomes questionnaire
was developed and implemented to be used on an ongoing basis with our patient
population to insure quality of care and to provide us with information to guide future
care of each patient and this population as a whole. This presentation will focus
preliminary findings of patient’s device self-selection and the functional tasks that
patients use prosthetic devices for.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, MEC '08 Measuring
Success in Upper Limb Prosthetics
Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008.
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