Phantom pain and health-related quality of life in lower limb amputees

Cees P. van der Schans, Jan H B Geertzen, Tanneke Schoppen, Pieter U Dijkstra

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Samenvatting

Amputation of a limb may affect quality of life. However, little is known concerning health-related quality of life in amputees. The purposes of this study were to describe health-related quality of life in a population of lower limb amputees and to investigate potential determinants, including phantom pain. Data from 437 patients with a lower limb amputation were analyzed in this cross-sectional study. Amputation-related problems were investigated using a questionnaire. Health-related quality of life was investigated using the RAND-36 DLV. Amputees with phantom pain had a poorer health-related quality of life than amputees without phantom pain. In general, the most important amputation-specific determinants of health-related quality of life were "walking distance" and "stump pain."

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)429-436
TijdschriftJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume24
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1 okt 2002
Extern gepubliceerdJa

Keywords

  • amputaties
  • geamputeerden
  • gezondheidsstatus
  • mensen
  • benen
  • fantoompijn

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