Patient satisfaction and mobility with their assistive device and service
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patientnöjdhet med hjälpmedel och service samt patientmobilitet (Swedish)
Objective: To gather knowledge related to patient satisfaction and mobility with lower limb prosthetic and orthotic devices and to investigate satisfaction with services received. Another purpose of this study is to analyze potential differences between orthotic and prosthetic patients in relation to patient satisfaction and mobility.
Design: Cross-sectional study
Subjects: 21 participants with a mean age of 58 (SD 16) with an average duration of use of devices of 10 (SD 10) years. 12 out of the 21 participants were orthotic users and 9 were prosthetic users.
Methods: Patients were asked to complete two questionnaires, one regarding satisfaction with assistive device and service (QUEST 2.0) and one regarding mobility.
Results: Patients mean score regarding satisfaction with assistive device and service were 4.0 (SD 0.8) and 4.2 (SD 1.0) respectively. 91% reported that they had the ability to walk at least 100 meters with their assistive device. The areas where participants experienced most difficulties were walking on uneven ground (70%), walking up and down a hill (57%) and walking on stairs (57%).
Conclusion: Overall this study demonstrates that participants were quite satisfied with their assistive device and the service received by the P&O clinic. No statistically significant differences regarding satisfaction with assistive device and service, or mobility, were found between prosthetic and orthotic participants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 22 p.
Prosthetics, Orthotics, Satisfaction, Mobility, Assistive Device, Service
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Other Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30386ISRN: JU-HHJ-OTE-1-20160008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-30386DiVA: diva2:934816
Subject / course
HHJ, Prosthetic and Orthotic
Ramstrand, Nerrolyn, PhD