Researchers at the University of Colorado Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are seeking patients and prosthetists for a study to identify needs for making decisions about prostheses. The aim of the study is to develop a tool for supporting patients and prosthetists through the prosthetic decision-making process. It is open to patients within one year of their lower-limb amputations who are using or in the process of receiving their first prosthesis and practicing prosthetists.
The study will take place as an online discussion focus group (prosthetists), or individual phone/online interviews (patients). Interviews and group discussions will be coordinated to work with the participants’ schedules and are expected to take up to two hours total.
Participants will be asked to share their experiences and opinions about making decisions about prostheses and discuss potential areas for improving the decision process and patient/prosthetist communication. Eligible patient participants will receive monetary compensation for participation.
For more information, contact Chelsey B. Anderson, CPO, FAAOP, at [email protected].