Rehabilitation After Amputation

In this project there are two on-going subprojects: "Rehabilitation after Amputation in Different Conflict Areas" and "Gender Aspects on Rehabilitation After Amputation Due to Weapon Related Injuries". 

Rehabilitation after Amputation in Different Conflict Areas

Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities requires long-term interventions, specific resources and skilled personnel. In protracted conflicts and crises, rehabilitation quickly gets challenging; collapse of infrastructure, lack of resources and personnel in healthcare and political uncertainty hamper and obstruct work in rehabilitation in conflict areas. Clinical presentations requiring rehabilitation are present and will be worsened in protracted conflicts, which causes physical and psychological trauma to the patient. There is a need of studies, guidelines and rehabilitation programs in protracted conflicts, and our study is investigating rehabilitation after amputation in different conflict areas.

Project partners: Cliona O’Sullivan (University College of Dublin), Cornelia Barth (Interntional Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva)

Publication: Users of rehabilitation services in 14 countries and territories affected by conflict, 1988–2018

 

Gender Aspects on Rehabilitation After Amputation Due to Weapon Related Injuries

Preliminary data from the ICRC (International Committee of The Red Cross) suggest that it is more difficult to rehabilitate women after lower limb amputation following weapon wounds and that outcome after rehabilitation is worse. A mixed-method approach will be used to analyze gender differences in regards to rehabilitation after amputation. This is a joint PhD-project between KMC, the University of Dublin and the ICRC.