“Extended and telescoped phantom limbs in unilateral amputees”: Erratum


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Abstract

Reports an error in the original article by Samuel A. Weiss and Sidney Fishman (Journal of Abnormal & Social Psychology, 1963, Vol 66[5], 489-497). A correction is provided to a sentence on page 491, in column 1, paragraph 2, line 3. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record 1964-02937-001.)The incidence of extended (same length) and telescoped phantom limbs was studied by interview in 239 adult unilateral amputees, above and below elbow and knee (AE, BE, AK, BK). Differences were analyzed by nonparametric statistics. Conclusions were as follows: (a) AEs reported the greatest, and BKs the smallest proportions of shortened phantoms; (b) BE and AK groups were approximately similar; (c) telescoped phantoms of proximal amputations were mainly partly telescoped—of distal amputations, fully telescoped; (d) phantom presence, persistence, strength, shortness, and tactile pressure sensitivity were positively related, paralleling the cephalocaudad principle; (e) limb image (established by cortical and learning factors); and (f) intensity of stump cues (dependent on the cephalocaudad gradient, etiology, and sensitization by amputation), affect perception of phantom length and related sensations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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