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Post-operative pre-prosthetic training period: A descriptive study on its duration and determinant factors among lower extremity amputees in Area Vocational Rehabilitation II.


Marrieta Alo,
Necolette Dequillo,
Estela Marie Dy,
Florena Sharon Gutierrez,
Hazel Hizola,
Genevieve Lim,
Mary Ann Miro,
Justine  See,
Shiley Marie Selma

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College of Rehabilitative Sciences - Physical Therapy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Physical Therapy
Publication Date
March 1995


     This study sought to determine the average duration of the preprosthetic training period and the factors which can haste or delay said period.

     This study was conducted at Area Vocation Rehabilitation Center II involving 10 lower extremity amputees selected at random utilizing a bivariate descriptive-normative research design wherein the questionnaire was used to obtain the necessary data.

     The data revealed that different factors affect the period of preprosthetic training. It was found out that the most common factor that hastened or delayed prosthetic fitting was the absence of complications and the presence of a soft stump respectively.

     Results also revealed that the mean duration of the preprosthetic training period was 6.4 weeks per respondent.

     Therefore, the factors that have been identified in the study determine the duration of preprosthetic training period.


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