Relationship between use of ankle-foot orthoses and quality of life and psychological well being: a research plan

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Abstract

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is an externally applied device that encompasses the joints of the ankle and foot, used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems(ISO,1989,a&b). AFOs are prescribed for people who have a loss of function affecting their mobility, experienced in wide range of conditions such as stroke, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and osteoarthritis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusUnpublished - 2009
EventPsychology Research Day - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 16 Dec 2009 → …

Conference

ConferencePsychology Research Day
CityGlasgow, UK
Period16/12/09 → …

Keywords

  • quality of life
  • ankle-foot orthosis
  • psychological well being
  • theory of planned behaviour
  • cognition

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