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Self-Assessment Examination


JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: July 2005 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 85-86
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  1. Read the article on pages 80–84.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.


The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article: “Function and Body Image Levels in Individuals with Transfemoral Amputations Using the C-Leg®” by Erica Swanson, RP, MOT, OTR, Jan Stube, PhD, OTR/L, and Paul Edman, CP.


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  1. True or False? The psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation constitute a crucial component of the entire rehabilitation process, because the emotional loss of an amputation can be as great as the physical loss.
  2. True or False? A key psychosocial aspect of successful rehabilitation is body image, which can be defined as “awareness and perception of one’s body related to appearance and function.”
  3. True or False? The purpose of this study was to determine if adults who have undergone transfemoral amputations and use the C-Leg® in that particular region of the United States remain segregated in their life roles and maintain a negative body image because of the amputation.
  4. [Select the correct response.] All eight (8) male participants in the study completed the following surveys:
    1. the Reintegration to Normal Living (RNL) Index
    2. the Function and Body Image Survey (FBIS)
    3. the Situational Inventory of Body-Image Dysphoria (SIBID)
    4. all of the above
  5. True or False? In this exploratory study, as well as in previous studies, function was measured by the traditional parameters such as applied gait analysis and energy expenditure.
  6. [Select the correct response.] Which of the following surveys uses a qualitative, open-ended format to capture the thoughts and feelings of participants:
    1. The Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNL)
    2. The Situational Inventory of Body-Image Dysphoria (SIBID)
    3. The Function and Body Image Survey (FBIS)
    4. all of the above
  7. [Select the correct response.] Which of the following was NOT a response category: asocial integration
    1. social integration
    2. body image
    3. professional bearing
    4. functional role performance
    5. self-efficacy
    6. social scrutiny
    7. personal relationships
    8. psychological distress
  8. True or False? Both the first hypothesis, that independence in functional role performance would be enhanced by use of the C-Leg®, as well as the second hypothesis, that increased functional independence through use of the C-Leg® correlates with increased body image, were equally statistically supported in this study.
  9. [Select the correct response.] Of the statistically significant correlations found, is paramount to participation in life roles and tasks.
    1. self-efficacy
    2. functional role performance
    3. social scrutiny
    4. social integration
  10. True or False? It could be said that the technology (the C-Leg®) may be perceived as providing the physical basis for the psychological benefits experienced by the participants.

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, $50 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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