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J Qual Res Health Sci 2014, 3(1): 93-103 Back to browse issues page
Experience of Patients with Lower Limb Amputation
nadereh naderiravesh *, Dr Jilla Abed Saeedi, Dr Mohamad ali Besharat, Dr Ali Darvish Pourkhaki
lecturer Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Int’l branch ,Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: The impact of lower limb amputation is great on patient's physical and psychosocial functioning. In fact, the future of patients can even be affected by this experience. This study aimed to explain the experience of patients with lower limb amputation in the Red Crescent Rehabilitation Center in Tehran, Iran. Method: In a qualitative study, purposive sampling method was used to select 16 patients with lower limb amputation (below knee) in the Red Crescent Rehabilitation Center in Tehran for at least having lower limb amputated within 6 months. Data were collected through semi-structured interview. The data were analyzed based on the content analysis. Results: The results of this study revealed five main themes including perceived threats for the loss of a limb, changes in life, well-being problem, need to be understood and acceptance of loss of a limb and prosthesis. Conclusion: The patients with lower limb amputation participating in this research required adequate and correct knowledge about amputation and psychological needs and supports. The support that those receive from family and healthcare team members was unexpected for them and this issue concerns them about the amputation. Thus, the role of family and healthcare team members and rehabilitation in the training and support, especially emotional support, is essential.
Keywords: Experience amputee, Lower limb, Amputation, Qualitative study
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/08/20 | Accepted: 2014/02/11 | Published: 2014/04/15
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naderiravesh N, Abed Saeedi J, Besharat M A, Darvish Pourkhaki A. Experience of Patients with Lower Limb Amputation. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2014; 3 (1) :93-103
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Volume 3, Number 1 (4-2014) Back to browse issues page
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