Summary and Recommendations of the Academy's State of the Science Conference on Upper Limb Prosthetic Outcome Measures

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ABSTRACT

The Academy's Ninth State of the Science Conference included a group of engineers, prosthetists, and therapists brought together to discuss upper limb prosthetic outcome measures. After a presentation of the evidence based review and discussions on the history of the field and the various perspectives from the various professions, the panel reviewed those outcome measures found to be recommended and those thought to be worth consideration by the Evidence Based Review and the Upper Limb Prosthetics Outcome Measures Group. Outcome measures with the potential to address certain research questions are identified. Throughout the various discussions of the SSC group, a list was kept of commonly identified issues, questions, and missing links. From this list, the panel identified seven key research priority questions. These priority questions and items included in the discussions are presented.

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