|Title||Functional Outcome Following Lower Extremity Amputation: A Review of Contextual Factors Influencing Function in Low- to Middle-Income Group Countries|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Mullerpatan R, Sonkhia M, Thomas B, Mishra S, Gupta A, Agarwal B|
|Abbrev. Journal||Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med|
|Journal||Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Keywords||Contextual factors, Low- and middle-income countries, Lower Extremity Amputation, Quality of Life (QoL), Rehabilitation|
Lower extremity amputation (LEA) leads to reduced mobility and walking capacity. Contextual factors influencing activities of daily living and community participation in people with LEA vary in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. In the present study, we aimed to review contextual factors influencing function of people with LEA in low- to middleincome countries. A literature search for articles published between January 2000 and 2018 was carried out using PubMed, Google Scholar, and Cochrane reviews databases. In total, 27 relevant articles were identified and reviewed: 8 qualitative studies, 4 manuals and factsheets, 10 descriptive cross-sectional studies, 2 comparative studies and 1 survey.