Areej Taher Bensadek

Consultant Community and Preventive Medicine, Consultant Infection Control, IPC Certified CBAHI Surveyor, Examiner Member in Saudi Commission, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Utility of Prosthetic Extremities among Lower Limb-Post Amputation Patients and its Effect on Quality of Life, Jeddah, KSA
    Author(s): Bayan Foaud Mogharbe* and Areej Taher Bensadek

    Background: A lower limb amputation is a surgical invasive procedure in which the patient's legs are severed, either one or both. Trauma, infection, diabetic foot, and occlusive disorders of the arteries are among the reasons. The amputation has a huge impact on the patients' lives, resulting in a severe reduction of their physical, psychological, and social well-being. Prosthetics have been shown to increase patient function and independence in most aspects of everyday life. Exploring the patients' beliefs, challenges, barriers, and enablers is critical. Objective: To investigate the social and psychological aspects of post-amputation among afflicted patients in Jeddah, KSA. Methods: Quality of life and prosthesis utility assessment were performed among amputee patients with prosthesis and without in this descriptive, analytical cross-sectional study. The study assessed q.. Read More»

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