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Research Study - Participant Recruitment Information
H21-00778: Studying Sex Differences in Lower Limb Amputee Priorities and Gait

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Participant Recruitment Information PDF

Study Purpose

This research aims to study differences in the perspectives and priorities of males and females with lower limb amputations. 

 

Volunteers will contribute to a study that is conducting sex and gender-based research, aiming to improve quality of life and health care outcomes for lower limb amputees.

Study Details

Involvement is entirely remote (online).

Participation includes:

  • completing an online survey

  • option to also complete an interview over Zoom

Time commitment is maximum 3 hours.

You will be compensated for you time.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, one must:

 

  • have a single (unilateral), lower limb amputation (above knee or below knee), 

  • have the ability to walk with their prosthesis around their household and community, 

  • be comfortable reading and speaking in English, 

  • be comfortable making decisions on their own behalf, 

  • be between the ages of 19 and 90 years old,

  • not been medically diagnosed with severe depression,

  • not have an osseointegrated prosthetic implant, and

  • not have any other condition that severely affects their ability to walk.  (Examples include: joint replacement, stroke, severe joint disease, lower limb orthopaedic surgery besides amputation, Parkinsonisms, neurological disorder with residual motor deficit, use of psychotropic medication including antipsychotics like risperidone, antidepressants like lorazepam, and benzodiazepines like citalopram.)​

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact:

Tess Carswell

tmrc@uvic.ca

Investigators

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigators

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