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S Weaver

Life after Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetics

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536–40
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Achieving functional independence is the rehabilitation goal for amputees as this leads to a better quality of life (QOL). This study examined the relationship between QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation. It also explored the relationship between QOL and functional independence with demographic characteristics.

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Objective: To determine the QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation, using variables such as age, gender and amputation level.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014
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