Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Have you experienced upper limb loss? We need your help for our online survey!

Matthew Justin Major

Thank you to everyone who completed this survey and to those who helped get the word out to find participants. We are very grateful for the support we received from O&P community and are excited to report that we collected 50 responses so far. We are making another push to find additional participants and would certainly appreciate your help.
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Research Subjects Needed For Study “Incidences and Covariates of Falls in Individuals with Upper Limb Loss”

At the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, we are seeking individuals who have experienced upper limb loss or congenital limb difference to complete a survey on mobility and fall history. This study is being conducted by Matthew Major, PhD, of the Northwestern University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The survey was created based on interviews with prosthetists, research health scientists, and individuals who have experienced upper limb loss.

The survey is entirely anonymous, takes only 10 minutes to complete, and can be completed online or through a phone interview. You must be 18 years of age or above and have upper limb loss at or above the wrist to complete the survey.

If you would like to complete the survey online, please go to the following website:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NUfalls

If you would like to complete the survey through a phone interview, please call Matthew Major at (312) 503-5731.

Although you will not receive compensation for your time, your participation will help us understand the impact of upper limb loss on falls, and identify ways to improve the safety of individuals with upper limb loss.

Your assistance in distributing the survey announcement to individuals with upper limb loss is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time and helping us with this important project.

Respectfully,
Matthew Major
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Matthew Major, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-503-5731; email: matthew-major AT northwestern DOT edu
website: http://www.nupoc.northwestern.edu/

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