Psychoprosthetics is the study of the psychological aspects of prosthetic use and of rehabilitative processes in those conditions that require the use of prosthetic devices. For people with limb loss, the fitting of a prosthesis can give rise to a variety of issues from functional rehabilitation to quality of life, wellbeing, participation in society and cosmetic satisfaction. As prosthetic technology continues to become more sophisticated and advanced, there is an onus on those who work with prosthetic users, to be aware of the impact of prosthetics on the ways in which people understand and construct their realities and their attempts to cope with and relate to them. However, despite the broad and increasing interest in psychosocial aspects of prosthetic use and rehabilitation, to date there has not been a complete volume on the topic-this book now addresses that need.
Psychoprosthetics brings together the most recent and exciting research and knowledge in this new field into one easily accessible volume. It contributes to a better understanding of the complex human dynamics involved in prosthetic use and provides an analysis of the practice, research and theory in the field of psychoprosthetics.
Written by some of the leading experts to the field, this informative and cutting-edge text will be of relevance to students, practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including prosthetics and orthotics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, engineering, nursing and psychology.
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About the Author
Contributors will be well-known clinicians, practitioners, researchers and academics who work with prosthetics. The editors have considerable experience in reviewing, editing and publishing and are leaders in this field. They have published in all the leading relevant journals related to the area, have been invited to speak at key conferences and lead an active multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.
All editors direct the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group – a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many and varied aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.: (See www.tcd.ie/psychoprosthetics).
Table of ContentsPreface v
List of Contributors ix
Psychoprosthetics: An Introduction Pamela Gallagher Deirdre Desmond Malcolm MacLachlan 1
Coping and Psychosocial Adjustment to Amputation Deirdre Desmond Pamela Gallagher 11
Limb Loss and Body Image Bruce Rybarczyk Jay Behel 23
Management of Chronic Pain After Limb Loss Dawn M. Ehde Stephen T. Wegener 33
Cognition and Mobility Rehabilitation Following Lower Limb Amputation Brian O'Neill 53
Psychological Adjustment to Lower Limb Amputation: An Evaluation of Outcome Measurement Tools Dalton L. Wolfe Jackie S. Hebert William C. Miller A. Barry Deathe Michael Devlin Luljeta Pallaveshi 67
Interventions for Psychological Issues in Amputation: A Team Approach Stephen T. Wegener Susan E. Hofkamp Dawn M. Ehde 91
Anthropology and Its Individual, Social, and Cultural Contributions to Psychoprosthetics Seth D. Messinger 107
Embodiment and Prosthetics Craig D. Murray 119
Osseoperception and Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limbs Kerstin Hagberg EvaHaggstrom Stewe Jonsson Bjorn Rydevik Rickard Branemark 131
Virtual and Augmented Reality, Phantom Experience, and Prosthetics Jonathan Cole 141
Psychological Fit of a Prosthetic Arm: An Illustrative Case Study Using Repertory Grid Analysis with a User of a High-Tech Upper Limb Prosthesis Sinead Ni Mhurchadha Elisabeth Schaffalitzky Pamela Gallagher Malcolm MacLachlan 155