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Barnett, C., Miller, B., Rusaw, D., Anderson, S. & Dhariwal, A. (2023). Balance and postural control of people with lower limb amputations: Perspectives from an interdisciplinary group of professionals. In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book: . Paper presented at ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023 (pp. 39-39). Wolters Kluwer, 47 (Suppl.)(Suppl. 1)
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2023 (English)In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book, Wolters Kluwer, 2023, Vol. 47 (Suppl.), no Suppl. 1, p. 39-39Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Balance, postural control and issues related to falling and the fear of falling are major problems for people with leg amputations. Structural changes after an amputation that affect balance and postural control include asymmetry of limb length. The inability to actively control posture via an intact foot and ankle complex on the affected side as well as altered sensory input may affect postural control. Such changes can be considered intrinsic factors as these are specific to the individual. Prosthetic restrictions that attempt to mitigate the above intrinsic limitations can be considered extrinsic factors. These intrinsic and extrinsic factors interact to determine an individual’s balance which is a key determinant of their likelihood of falling and/or fear of falling.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together representatives from a variety of related fields relevant to lower limb amputation to provide a holistic view of the topic and future directions.

As a basis for the symposium, the progress and current results of a scoping review to summarise the current state of research in balance and postural control will be presented. Based on this, we aim to explore future directions in both clinical care and research. The review will be summarised in two categories: intrinsic factors (person/patient-related) and extrinsic factors (prosthesis/environment).

We will also provide additional viewpoints from a variety of perspectives, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this issue. These include practical aspects of physical therapy, balance and self-confidence and biomechanics, among others.

Statement of the objective / learning objectivesThe aim of the symposium is to communicate the different approaches to research on this topic, in addition to the issues arising in clinical practice. Participants are be encouraged to join in the discussion. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2023
Series
Prosthetics and Orthotics International, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553 ; Vol. 47 (Suppl.)
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60209 (URN)10.1097/PXR.0000000000000240 (DOI)
Conference
ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023
Available from: 2023-04-20 Created: 2023-04-20 Last updated: 2023-05-11Bibliographically approved
Hellstrand Tang, U., Jarl, G., Eriksson, M., Johannesson, G. A. & Rusaw, D. (2023). Clinical guidelines recommending prosthetics and orthotics in Sweden: agreement between national and regional guidelines. Prosthetics and Orthotics International
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2023 (English)In: Prosthetics and Orthotics International, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background and purpose: Despite the presence of both national and regional clinical practical guidelines (CPGs) in Sweden, no previous studies have investigated the quality of CPGs or the level of agreement between national and regional CPGs. This study aimed to examine the quality of national CPGs recommending prosthetics and orthotics (P&O), and; quantify agreement between national and regional CPGs in Sweden.

Materials and Methods: National and regional CPGs were identified in public databases and by surveyed local Nurse Practitioners. Quality of the national guidelines was assessed by using AGREE II. Agreement between recommendations in the national and regional CPGs were quantified on a four-grade rating scale ("similar", "partially similar", "not similar/not present" and "different").

Results: Of 18 national CPGs, three CPGs (CPGs of Diabetes, Musculoskeletal disorders and Stroke) had nine recommendations related to P&O. The Musculoskeletal disorders and Stroke CPGs had quality scores >60% in all domains and the Diabetes CPG had scores >60% in five out of six domains according to AGREE II. Seven regional CPGs for P&O treatment were identified. Three national recommendations (in Diabetes CPG) showed "similar" content for all regions and two national recommendations (in Diabetes CPG) showed "not similar" content for all regions. The remaining four national recommendations (in Diabetes, Musculoskeletal disorders and Stroke CPGs) had varying agreement with regional CPGs.

Interpretation: There is a limited number of national recommendations for treatment within P&O. There was variation in the agreement of P&O-related recommendations in national and regional CPGs, which might lead to unequal care throughout the national healthcare system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2023
Keywords
Orthotic Device, Prosthetic Limb, Practice Guidelines, Guidelines, Healthcare management
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60194 (URN)10.1097/PXR.0000000000000244 (DOI)37369017 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2023-04-19 Created: 2023-04-19 Last updated: 2023-08-28
Bergman, P., Rusaw, D., Bülow, P. H., Skillmark, M. & Jansson, I. (2023). Effects of arts on prescription for persons with common mental disorders and/or musculoskeletal pain: A controlled study with 12 months follow-up. Cogent Public Health, 10(1), Article ID 2234631.
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2023 (English)In: Cogent Public Health, E-ISSN 2770-7571, Vol. 10, no 1, article id 2234631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: Involvement in arts has shown potential to promote mental health. Thus, arts may be able to complement conventional healthcare to address common mental disorders (CMD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of a 10-week Arts on Prescription program regarding CMD (stress, anxiety, depression), compared to conventional healthcare. The study also aimed to examine whether CMD differed between groups.

Methods: A quasi-experimental prospective design with intervention and control group and 6- and 12-month follow-up was used to evaluate an Arts on Prescription program in Sweden, focusing on the effects on stress, anxiety, and depression. Participants were on sick leave due to CMD and/or musculoskeletal pain. Data was collected using questionnaires.

Results: The study population consisted of 479 participants (n=247 intervention group, n=232 control group). The result indicates a greater effect size (ŋ) in the intervention group compared to the control group for reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression at follow-up after 12 months. The difference in depression was significant.

Conclusions: The results indicate AoP could be an adjunct to conventional healthcare interventions to address CMD, especially depression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
culture activities, mental health, participatory arts, social prescription
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62210 (URN)10.1080/27707571.2023.2234631 (DOI)GOA;;897657 (Local ID)GOA;;897657 (Archive number)GOA;;897657 (OAI)
Funder
Futurum - Academy for Health and Care, Jönköping County Council, Sweden
Available from: 2023-08-18 Created: 2023-08-18 Last updated: 2023-08-18Bibliographically approved
Cochrane, H., Rusaw, D., Mullen, A., Spaulding, S. & Brinkman, J. (2023). Evidence-based practice in education for prosthetic orthotic occupations. In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book: . Paper presented at ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023 (pp. 48-48). Wolters Kluwer, 47 (Suppl.)(Suppl. 1)
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2023 (English)In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book, Wolters Kluwer, 2023, Vol. 47 (Suppl.), no Suppl. 1, p. 48-48Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This symposium aims to present the current state of evidence-based practice in education for prosthetic orthotic occupations. Presenters will share the current evidence, best practices and ongoing development of a research plan for prosthetic orthotic educators.

The symposium will follow on from the Global Educators Meeting (GEM) in June 2022 the symposium will present the findings of the educator focus groups held during the GEM and discuss the educators survey.

Presented by educators aimed at educators this symposium offers an opportunity to learn, contribute and discuss how to get the most out of educational time.

The objective of this symposium are to help educators in prosthetic orthotic occupations;

  • become more aware of the current evidence, best practices and the work currently ongoing to advance the evidence base for teaching in the field.
  • cultivate collaborations among educator peers.
  • develop and diversify educational practices to stimulate an effective learning environment.

Statement of the objective/learning objectivesThe objectives of this symposium are to help educators in prosthetic orthotic occupations;

  • become more aware of the current evidence, best practices and the evidence base
  • cultivate collaborations
  • develop and diversify educational practices
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2023
Series
Prosthetics and Orthotics International, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553 ; Vol. 47 (Suppl.)
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60210 (URN)10.1097/PXR.0000000000000240 (DOI)
Conference
ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023
Available from: 2023-04-20 Created: 2023-04-20 Last updated: 2023-05-11Bibliographically approved
Jarl, G., Rusaw, D., Terrill, A. J., Barnett, C. T., Woodruff, M. A. & Lazzarini, P. A. (2023). Personalized offloading treatments for healing plantar diabetic foot ulcers. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 17(1), 99-106
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, E-ISSN 1932-2968, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 99-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold-standard offloading treatments to heal plantar diabetic footulcers (DFUs). These devices are underused in practice for a variety of reasons. Recommending these devices for all patients,regardless of their circumstances and preferences influencing their ability to tolerate the devices, does not seem a fruitfulapproach.

Purpose: The aim of this article is to explore the potential implications of a more personalized approach to offloading DFUsand suggest avenues for future research and development.

Methods: Non-removable knee-high devices effectively heal plantar DFUs by reducing plantar pressure and shear at theDFU, reducing weight-bearing activity and enforcing high adherence. We propose that future offloading devices shouldbe developed that aim to optimize these mechanisms according to each individual’s needs. We suggest three differentapproaches may be developed to achieve such personalized offloading treatment. First, we suggest modular devices, wheredifferent mechanical features (rocker-bottom sole, knee-high cast walls/struts, etc.) can be added or removed from thedevice to accommodate different patients’ needs and the evolving needs of the patient throughout the treatment period. Second, advanced manufacturing techniques and novel materials could be used to personalize the design of their devices,thereby improving common hindrances to their use, such as devices being heavy, bulky, and hot. Third, sensors could be usedto provide real-time feedback to patients and clinicians on plantar pressures, shear, weight-bearing activity, and adherence.

Conclusions: By the use of these approaches, we could provide patients with personalized devices to optimize plantartissue stress, thereby improving clinical outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Casts, Surgical; Diabetic Foot; Foot Ulcer; Orthotic Devices; Shoes; Treatment Adherence and Compliance
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56365 (URN)10.1177/19322968221101632 (DOI)000906942300012 ()35658555 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85131536666 (Scopus ID);intsam;56365 (Local ID);intsam;56365 (Archive number);intsam;56365 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-05-03 Created: 2022-05-03 Last updated: 2023-01-27Bibliographically approved
Johansson, R., Jensen, L., Barnett, C. T. & Rusaw, D. (2023). Quantitative methods used to evaluate balance, postural control and the fear of falling in lower limb prosthesis users: A systematic review. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 47(6), 586-598
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2023 (English)In: Prosthetics and Orthotics International, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553, Vol. 47, no 6, p. 586-598Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Problems with balance, postural control and fear of falling are highly prevalent in lower limb prosthesis users, with much research conducted to understand these issues. The variety of tools used to assess these concepts presents a challenge when interpreting research outcomes. This systematic review aimed to provide a synthesis of quantifiable methods used in the evaluation of balance, postural control and fear of falling in lower limb prosthesis users with an amputation level at or proximal to the ankle joint. A systematic search was conducted in CINAHL, Medline, AMED, Cochrane, Ageline, Scopus, Web of Science, Proquest, PsychINFO, PsycArticles and PubPsych databases followed by additional manual searching via reference lists in the reviewed articles databases. Included articles utilized quantitative measure of balance or postural control as one of the dependent variables, lower limb prosthesis users as a sample group, were published in a peer-reviewed journal in English. Relevant assessment questions were created by the investigators to rate the assessment methods used in the individual studies. Descriptive and summary statistics are utilized to synthesize the results. The search yielded (n=187) articles assessing balance or postural control (n=5487 persons in total) and (n=66) articles assessing fear of falling or balance confidence (n=7325 persons in total). A large number of studies did not present if the chosen methods were valid and reliable for the lower limb prosthesis users. Among study limitations, small sample size was common.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2023
Keywords
Balance, postural control, fear of falling, falling, prosthesis users
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60248 (URN)10.1097/PXR.0000000000000250 (DOI)001131226300003 ()37318276 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85179834440 (Scopus ID);intsam;1753168 (Local ID);intsam;1753168 (Archive number);intsam;1753168 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-04-26 Created: 2023-04-26 Last updated: 2024-01-29Bibliographically approved
Rusaw, D., Barnett, C. T., Lövgren Hallberg, C. & Nilsson, M. (2023). Test-retest reliability of the Falls Efficacy Scale International for lower limb prosthesis users. In: : . Paper presented at The 2nd CDT P&O Conference, November 30th & December 1st, 2023, Glasgow, Scotland.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction and Objective

Falling and the fear of falling are major issues for people with lower limb amputation. A number of tools have been developed to assess the fear of falling, these include The Falls Efficacy Scale – International (FES-I). As with any tool, it is important that the validity and reliability of the tool is established for specific target populations. The reliability of the FES-I has been established for multiple patients group. A previous study had established good relative reliability in a small sam- ple of lower limb prosthesis users (ICC = 0.87, 95% CI: 0.70-0.94) (Nugent et al. 2022). However, the current project aimed to evaluate the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the FES-I for lower limb prosthesis users with a larger sample. The current abstract outlines the assessment of test-retest reliability of the FES-I.

Materials and Methods

Forty lower limb prosthesis users with varying levels of amputation from Sweden (n=27) and England (n=13) completed an online questionnaire, which included the FES-I, on two separate oc- casions, separated by two weeks. Given the data distribution, Spearman’s rank correlation analysis was used to evaluate the test re-test reliability of the FES-I responses between these two occasions.

Results

A strong, positive, statistically significant correlation between the two occasions was indicated (rs (25)=0,902, p=< .001). This suggested that there was excellent test re-test reliability for the FES-I in a group of lower limb prosthesis users.

Conclusions

The FES-I shows excellent test-retest reliability (rs>.8) for lower limb prosthesis users, and re- searchers interested in utilizing this instrument can be confident in the reliability in this specific group. This is useful information, particularly for those involved in longitudinal assessment of falls efficacy.

National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62980 (URN)
Conference
The 2nd CDT P&O Conference, November 30th & December 1st, 2023, Glasgow, Scotland
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Rusaw, D., Goldberg, M. & Burrola-Mendez, Y. (2023). The Wheelchair Educators' Package (WEP): A tool to integrate wheelchair-related content into prosthetics and orthotics curricula. In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book: . Paper presented at ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023 (pp. 76-76). Wolters Kluwer, 47 (Suppl.)(Suppl. 1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Wheelchair Educators' Package (WEP): A tool to integrate wheelchair-related content into prosthetics and orthotics curricula
2023 (English)In: ISPO 19th World Congress, 24-27 April 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – Abstract book, Wolters Kluwer, 2023, Vol. 47 (Suppl.), no Suppl. 1, p. 76-76Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Only 5-15% of the 75 million people worldwide that require a wheelchair to fulfill their human rights have access (WHO, 2018). This lack of access increases inequity and limits the ability for countries to meet their obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Although lack of access to an appropriate wheelchair is a multifaceted issue, recent evidence highlights limited wheelchair service delivery education in professional rehabilitation programs worldwide. Indeed, only 50% of Prosthetics & Orthotics educational programs. This situation perpetuates a rehabilitation workforce that often lacks the competencies required for comprehensive wheelchair service delivery.

The WEP was developed as an online, ‘living’ resource to guide educators in the integration of wheelchair content into university health care professional programs and regional training center curricula. Developed by a team of wheelchair provision experts from across professions and settings, the WEP is intended to be applicable worldwide.

Given the established growing global need for access to appropriate wheelchairs and the expressed focus on educational strategies to increase these competencies in the global prosthetic and orthotics (P&O) community (ISPO Education Standards for Prosthetic/Orthotic Occupations), this course will focus on providing participants with a walk-through of the WEP and with practical examples on how to use it provided by instructors. Additionally, participants will be provided with a supported real-time exploration of the WEP and discussions covering integration within multiple contexts.

Statement of the objective / learning objectives

  • describe the Wheelchair Educators’ Package (WEP) purpose and content;
  • identify how the WEP can enhance wheelchair education provided within P&O programs;
  • understand how the WEP may be adapted to improve utility within multiple contexts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2023
Series
Prosthetics and Orthotics International, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553 ; Vol. 47 (Suppl.)
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60208 (URN)10.1097/PXR.0000000000000240 (DOI)
Conference
ISPO 19th World Congress 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico, 24-27 April 2023
Available from: 2023-04-20 Created: 2023-04-20 Last updated: 2023-05-11Bibliographically approved
Burrola-Mendez, Y., Kamalakannan, S., Rushton, P. W., Bouziane, S.-A., Giesbrecht, E., Kirby, R. L., . . . Pearlman, J. (2023). Wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators across low- to high-resourced settings: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 18(1), 67-88
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2023 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 67-88Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: This review aimed to collate and summarize available research literature about wheelchair service provision education available to healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators across low- to high-resourced settings.

METHODS: The Joanna Briggs Institute methodological steps for scoping reviews were followed. Included studies were mainly sourced from Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Academic Search Complete and ProQuest. Independent title, abstract and full-text screening with defined inclusion and exclusion criteria was performed. All screening and extraction were performed independently by two authors. A thematic approach was used to synthesize results. Data extracted from included studies were charted according to a template that we created. The study quality was also appraised.

RESULTS: A total of 25 articles were included (11, 36% from high-income settings) with 12 (48%) observational studies and 13 (52%) experimental studies. The literature addressed three main topics: (1) assessing wheelchair service provision knowledge, (2) implementing training interventions using in-person, online and/or hybrid learning approaches and (3) describing current wheelchair service provision education globally. The most frequently reported training programs used were the Wheelchair Skills Program and the World Health Organization Wheelchair Service Training Package - Basic Level.

CONCLUSION: Limited information has been published about the integration of wheelchair content into the curricula of professional rehabilitation programs. Efforts to build international partnerships, improve the quality and currency of training programs and build resources that can assist educators in the integration of wheelchair-related content into professional rehabilitation programs should be prioritized.Implications for RehabilitationThis is the first review that examined and synthesized the current state of wheelchair service provision education for rehabilitation students and personnel across low- to high-income countries.Findings from this review indicate that there is limited information about the integration of wheelchair-related content into professional rehabilitation programs.Efforts to build international partnerships, standardize wheelchair service provision content and evaluation and integrate training into professional rehabilitation programs worldwide should be prioritized.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Course development, course integration education, rehabilitation, scoping review, training, wheelchair
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56369 (URN)10.1080/17483107.2022.2037757 (DOI)000784425300001 ()35436160 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85129263072 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;809707 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;809707 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;809707 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-05-03 Created: 2022-05-03 Last updated: 2023-02-21Bibliographically approved
Kamalakannan, S., Rushton, P. W., Giesbrecht, E., Rusaw, D., Bouziane, S.-A., Nadeau, M., . . . Pearlman, J. (2023). Wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators across low- to high-resourced settings: a scoping review protocol. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 18(3), 343-349
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2023 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 343-349Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Appropriate wheelchair provision is necessary for addressing participation barriers experienced by individuals with mobility impairments. Health care professionals involved in the wheelchair service provision process require a specific set of skills and knowledge to enable wheelchair use that meets individual posture, mobility and daily living requirements. However, inconsistencies exist in academic programmes globally about providing comprehensive education and training programmes. The planned scoping review aims to review and synthesize the global literature on wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators offered by universities, organizations and industries.

Methods

This scoping review will be guided by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodological framework. Comprehensive literature searches will be conducted on various global electronic databases on health to seek out how wheelchair service provision education is organized, integrated, implemented and evaluated. Two independent reviewers will perform eligibility decisions and key data extractions. Data from selected studies will be extracted and analysed using conventional content analysis. Information related to wheelchair service provision education including curriculum development, content, teaching methods, evaluation and models of integration will be synthesized.

Implications and dissemination

The planned scoping review will be the first to examine all aspects of wheelchair service provision education across professionals, settings and countries. We anticipate that results will inform the content of a Wheelchair Educators’ Package, and if appropriate, a follow-up systematic review. An article reporting the results of the scoping review will be submitted for publication to a scientific journal.

Implications for Rehabilitation

  • A comprehensive examination of wheelchair service provision education could help develop strategies to address the unmet need for wheelchair services globally.
  • Findings for this review will facilitate the planning and development of an evidence-based education package that could bridge the existing knowledge gaps related to safe and effective wheelchair service provision among health professionals involved.
  • This review will also inform the potential barriers and enablers for effective integration and implementation of wheelchair service provision education worldwide.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Wheelchair service provision; wheelchair skills; clinical competence assessment; education; training; continuing professional development; healthcare personnel; healthcare professional students
National Category
Orthopaedics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50986 (URN)10.1080/17483107.2020.1852325 (DOI)000598233100001 ()33301358 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85106843198 (Scopus ID)GOA;intsam;1501080 (Local ID)GOA;intsam;1501080 (Archive number)GOA;intsam;1501080 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-11-16 Created: 2020-11-16 Last updated: 2023-06-29Bibliographically approved
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