Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss

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title = "Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss",
abstract = "Purpose: This study aims to explore the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of veterans who have experienced limb-loss and to ascertain the factors that contribute to the ability of veterans to maintain their independence at various stages in their lives.Methods: Sixty two life-story interviews were conducted with 32 veterans (aged between 40 and 95) who had experienced limb-loss either during or after military service.Results: Three overarching superordinate themes and related sub-themes were generated from a detailed Framework Analysis “Barriers to transition” describes issues related to employment, legal support and compensation, stigma and loss of identity. “Disparity of care” highlights the issues related to military and civilian care and prosthetics service user experience. The final superordinate theme, “Enduring challenge of limb loss,” considers stoicism, dealing with pain, mobility, physical isolation and social networks.Conclusions: The outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to, maintaining long-term independence.Implication for RehabilitationThe outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to rehabilitation and maintaining long-term independence.",
keywords = "limb loss, military veteran, life-course, health and social care",
author = "Gill McGill and Gemma Wilson and Nick Caddick and Natalie Forster and Kiernan, {Matthew Donal}",
year = "2020",
month = mar,
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/09638288.2020.1734875",
language = "English",
journal = "Disability and Rehabilitation",
issn = "0963-8288",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",

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T1 - Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss

AU - McGill, Gill

AU - Wilson, Gemma

AU - Caddick, Nick

AU - Forster, Natalie

AU - Kiernan, Matthew Donal

PY - 2020/3/3

Y1 - 2020/3/3

N2 - Purpose: This study aims to explore the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of veterans who have experienced limb-loss and to ascertain the factors that contribute to the ability of veterans to maintain their independence at various stages in their lives.Methods: Sixty two life-story interviews were conducted with 32 veterans (aged between 40 and 95) who had experienced limb-loss either during or after military service.Results: Three overarching superordinate themes and related sub-themes were generated from a detailed Framework Analysis “Barriers to transition” describes issues related to employment, legal support and compensation, stigma and loss of identity. “Disparity of care” highlights the issues related to military and civilian care and prosthetics service user experience. The final superordinate theme, “Enduring challenge of limb loss,” considers stoicism, dealing with pain, mobility, physical isolation and social networks.Conclusions: The outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to, maintaining long-term independence.Implication for RehabilitationThe outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to rehabilitation and maintaining long-term independence.

AB - Purpose: This study aims to explore the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of veterans who have experienced limb-loss and to ascertain the factors that contribute to the ability of veterans to maintain their independence at various stages in their lives.Methods: Sixty two life-story interviews were conducted with 32 veterans (aged between 40 and 95) who had experienced limb-loss either during or after military service.Results: Three overarching superordinate themes and related sub-themes were generated from a detailed Framework Analysis “Barriers to transition” describes issues related to employment, legal support and compensation, stigma and loss of identity. “Disparity of care” highlights the issues related to military and civilian care and prosthetics service user experience. The final superordinate theme, “Enduring challenge of limb loss,” considers stoicism, dealing with pain, mobility, physical isolation and social networks.Conclusions: The outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to, maintaining long-term independence.Implication for RehabilitationThe outcomes offer an opportunity to shape future health and social care policy around the requirements of veterans who have experienced limb-loss by understanding the complexity, and ascertaining the factors that contribute to rehabilitation and maintaining long-term independence.

KW - limb loss

KW - military veteran

KW - life-course

KW - health and social care

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