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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Functional Evaluation Of Elderly Patients With Lower Limb Amputation Followed At A University Hospital [avaliação Funcional De Idosos Com Amputação De Membros Inferiores Atendidos Em Um Hospital Universitário.]
Author: Diogo M.J.
Abstract: We studied 40 elderly with lower limb amputation (above the malleolus), who attended a hospital outpatient clinic (Orthoses and Prostheses Unity, University Hospital, State University of Campinas), from June 1994 to June 1999. Our objectives were to evaluate the independence level according to the Barthel's Index and to identify relationships between the mentioned Index and the type and level of amputation, as well as the prosthetic use. The subjects had a high degree of independence, according to the Barthel's Index. We found statistical significance only for the relationship between the Barthel's Index and the type of amputation, suggesting that the elderly with unilateral amputation were more independent than those who had undergone bilateral amputation.
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Date Issue: 2003
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