Factors Associated With Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living With Partial Foot or Transtibial Amputation

Michael P. Dillon*, Matthew Quigley, Phil Stevens, Yuri Balasanov, Sarah P. Anderson

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine which demographic, amputation, and health-related factors were associated with health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in people living with partial foot amputation (PFA) or transtibial amputation (TTA). Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Community. Participants: Adults (N=123) with unilateral PFA (n=42) or TTA (n=81). Intervention: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure: Medical Outcome Short Form (SF-36) version 2. Results: Variation in the SF-36 Physical or Mental Component Summary scores were associated with complex interactions between factors, including: time since amputation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, pain interference, and physical function. Level of amputation (ie, PFA or TTA) did not explain a significant part of the variation in either the SF-36 Physical or Mental Component Summary scores. Conclusions: Given the complex interactions between factors associated with the physical and mental health components of HR-QoL, there are opportunities to consider the long-term holistic care required by people living in the community with PFA or TTA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1711-1719
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume101
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Quality of life
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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