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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Needs, Preferences and Functional Abilities of Veterans and Service Members with Upper Limb Amputation
Principal Investigator:

Linda J Resnik

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2017 - April 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $4,855
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


BACKGROUND Quality gaps in care of military and Veterans with upper limb amputation have been reported. In 2008, amputees receiving prosthetic care in the VA were reported to be less satisfied than counterparts receiving care in the private sector. In 2011, reported widespread dissatisfaction amongst combat Veterans with upper limb loss led to calls for efforts to evaluate needs of Veterans with traumatic upper limb amputations to improve satisfaction. Major efforts to improve quality of prosthe...

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