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JPO SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: October 2003 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 133-134
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TO EARN TWO PCE CREDITS:

  1. Read the article on pages 127–132.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.

DIRECTIONS:

The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “A Preliminary Comparison of Function and Outcome in Patients with Diabetic Dysvascular Disease” by Rebecca Trantowski-Farrell, PT, DPT, and Michael S. Pinzur, MD.

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1. Successful resumption of daily activities with a prosthesis is accomplished only by:

a. 80–90 percent of potential prosthetic candidates

b. 56–87 percent of potential prosthetic candidates

c. 27–39 percent of potential prosthetic candidates

2.

Eighty percent of lower extremity amputations (LEA) in the United States are due to     and    .

3. Although patients ambulate at a functional level, their ability to perform community mobility and recreational activity is:

a. equal to performing normal daily living tasks

b. less impaired than performing normal daily living tasks

c. greater impaired than performing normal daily living tasks

4.

True or False?

An individual with a prosthesis has a greater energy cost of mobility.

5.

Disability is conveyed in this article as

   

6. Personality, coping skills and emotional conditions:

a. are environmental factors that may affect the quality of life

b. are internal factors that may affect the quality of life

c. both a and b.

7.

The Prosthetics Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ) was specifically designed to measure     in patients with lower extremity amputations (LEA).

8.

True or False?

Task performance is directly correlated with a patient’s perception of his/her current quality of life.

9. Healthcare professionals must appreciate:

a. physical/functional task performance aspects of recovery

b. psychosocial needs of patients

c. both a and b

10.

True or False?

Care and treatment of patients must be customized to fit an individual’s goals and needs.

Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20/AAOP members, $40/nonmembers) to: AAOP, Dept. 937, Alexandria, VA 22334-0937. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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