Impact of prosthetics and orthotics services on the quality of life of people with disabilities in India

Chapal Khasnabis, Kevin Murray, Sarah Deans

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the thoughts and feelings of the person who received a prosthesis or orthosis rather than evaluating the actual device which was prescibed and fitted. It was eveident from the study that people with disabilities find it challenging to access prosthetics and orthotics services. People with disabilities can have a better quality of life with an orthosis or prosthesis which leads to empowerment, inclusion and participation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2013
EventISPO 2013 World Congress - HICC, Hyderabad, India
Duration: 4 Feb 20137 Feb 2013
http://www.ispo2013.org/

Conference

ConferenceISPO 2013 World Congress
Abbreviated titleISPO2013
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period4/02/137/02/13
OtherInclusion, Participation & Empowerment
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Keywords

  • quality of life
  • prosthesis
  • orthosis
  • disability
  • developing countries
  • service provision

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