Abstract

This article provides an overview of the research that has been undertaken and presents the methods that have been used to determine the impact of minor amputation on quality of life and the findings of published research. It concludes that further research into this topic is necessary. The corresponding author is currently involved in data collection exploring this issue and intends to produce an original research article exploring patient perceptions of the impact that minor amputation has upon quality of life.
LanguageEnglish
Pages228-234
Number of pages7
JournalThe Diabetic Foot Journal
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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