Although no evidence was found to be significant when comparing mobility related assistive technology (MAT) usage patterns and abandonment over time, data was recorded that may have shown higher activity levels and quality of life among service members and veterans as compared to those in the private sector. This study can suggest that high activity levels and self-reported overall health satisfaction can also be a result of participation in sports and recreational activities; our results showed that over 77% have participated in sports and recreation and that 61.9% participate weekly. Sports and recreation can help maintain a high activity level and keep the user in a higher state of ambulation for a longer duration. This should ultimately increase the overall satisfaction of prosthetic usage.
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