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Iran J War Public Health 2011, 3(2): 18-23 Back to browse issues page
Consideration of individual functional level and health status of war related above knee amputees
M. Masoumi1, E. Esfandiari *2, A. Yavari1, H. Saeedi3, M. Allami1
1- Janbazan foundation
2- Janbazan foundation , esfandiari.elham@yahoo.com
3- Tehran university
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Background and Purpose: There are two main goals in amputated persons: Enabling the person to walk, returning them into social environment. Adjusting to life with a prosthesis and other mobility technologies is a complex rehabilitation process. Unfortunately there is no information about individual functional level and health status for persons with limb loss to identify importance for rehabilitation programs

. Purpose: consideration of individual functional level and health status in war related above knee amputees.

Material and methods: For this study, 54 Iranian above knee amputees were examined according to 5-level functional classification system and asked to report their health status. Results: Pain or countralateral limb arthritis was reported in 77.77% , back pain in 74.07%, mental disorders in 55.55% of patients. 7.41% of patients were in level 1, 25.92%of patients were in level 2, 57.41% of patients were in level 3 and 9.26% were in level 4.

Conclusion: according to this study, the most prevalent disorders were pain or countralateral limb arthritis, back pain and mental disorders. Also more than half of the amputees were in functional level 3 that the person has the ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence.

Keywords: Lower limb amputation, functional level, health status
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Veteran’s Health
Received: 2010/12/22 | Accepted: 2014/06/24 | Published: 2014/06/24
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Masoumi M, Esfandiari E, Yavari A, Saeedi H, allami M. Consideration of individual functional level and health status of war related above knee amputees. Iran J War Public Health. 2011; 3 (2) :18-23
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