Measuring Symptom Clusters in People with Sudden-Onset Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to create questions that measure topics important to the health and well-being of people with limb injuries. The study aims to make these questions useful in both military and civilian healthcare settings to improve treatment and promote health and better rehabilitation outcomes for those with limb injuries.

This study is being conducted at the University of Delaware, with support from researchers at several other facilities, including Kessler Foundation.

Actively Recruiting

(time commitment each session & length of enrollment): Participants complete a 4-hour phone interview (typically this is done across two sessions).

Some participants will be included in a longitudinal portion of the study and will participate in a follow-up assessment at the 1-year mark.

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals aged 18-65 who have sustained a severe injury to at least one limb, after the age of 16, which resulted in a major amputation or limb preservation procedure.
  • Abe to read, write, and understand English.

Participants who complete the baseline interview will receive $125. Participants who complete the 1-year follow-up assessment will receive an additional $150.

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