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

Khasnabis, Chapal and Murray, Kevin and Deans, Sarah (2013) Impact of prosthetics and orthotics services on the quality of life of people with disabilities in India. In: ISPO 2013 World Congress, 2013-02-04 - 2013-02-07, HICC.

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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.