LEVEL OF MOBILITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IN LOWER LIMB AMPUTEES.
Objectives: The objective of the study was to explore the levels of mobility and its association with quality of life in lower limb amputees. Methodology: A cross-sectional correlational study was conducted at Chal foundation, Fauji Foundation Hospital and PIPOS on the sample of 230 patients for time duration of six months from JanuaryJuly 2019. The lower limb amputees aged between 18-57 years, and using prosthesis from more than four months were included in the study. The level of mobility was measured through Self-reporting Prosthetic Limb User Survey of Mobility (SF-PLUS-M) questionnaire, while Prosthetic Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ) was used to determine the Quality of Life (QOL) among prosthesis users. This data was analyzed by SPSS version 21. Results: The mean age of study participants was 4314.89 years. The mean PLUS-M score was 39.4814.33. The results showed a positive significant association between level of mobility and quality of life in lower limb amputees (p<0.001). Conclusion: The study concluded that in Pakistan lower limb amputees has high level of mobility that contributes in improved quality of life.
Keywords: Lower limb amputation, Mobility, Quality of life
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