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dc.contributor.authorGhoseiri, K
dc.contributor.authorSafari, Reza
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-25T15:10:30Z
dc.date.available2019-04-25T15:10:30Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-01
dc.identifier.citationGhoseiri, K. and Safari, M.R., (2014). 'Prevalence of heat and perspiration discomfort inside prostheses: Literature review'. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 51(6), pp. 855-868. DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2013.06.0133en_US
dc.identifier.issn19381352
dc.identifier.pmid25356571
dc.identifier.doi10.1682/JRRD.2013.06.0133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623700
dc.description.abstractPeople with limb amputation deal with thermal stresses in their daily activities. Unfortunately, in the majority of this population, all thermal transfer mechanisms, including convection, radiation, evaporation, and conduction, can be disturbed due to the prosthetic socket barrier, decreased body surface area, and/or vascular disease. The thermal environment inside prosthetic sockets, in addition to decreased quality of life and prosthesis use, comfort, and satisfaction, could endanger people with amputation with a high risk of skin irritations. The current review explores the importance of thermal and perspiration discomfort inside prosthetic sockets by providing an insight into the prevalence of the problem. The literature search was performed in two databases, PubMed and Web of Knowledge, to find relevant articles. After considering the review criteria and hand-searching the reference sections of the selected studies, 38 studies were listed for review and data extraction. This review revealed that more than 53% of people with amputation in the selected studies experienced heat and/or perspiration discomfort inside their prostheses. In spite of great technological advances, current prostheses are unable to resolve this problem. Therefore, more attention must be paid by researchers, clinicians, and manufacturers of prosthetic components to thermal-related biomechanics of soft tissues, proper fabrication technique, material selection, and introduction of efficient thermoregulatory systems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis material was based on work supported by the Iran National Science Foundation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherU.S. Department of Veteransen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jrrd/en_US
dc.subjectamputationen_US
dc.subjectamputeeen_US
dc.subjectcomforten_US
dc.subjectheaten_US
dc.subjectperspirationen_US
dc.subjectprosthesisen_US
dc.subjectresidual limben_US
dc.subjectskinen_US
dc.subjectsocketen_US
dc.subjecttemperatureen_US
dc.titlePrevalence of heat and perspiration discomfort inside prostheses: literature review.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Developmenten_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of rehabilitation research and development
dcterms.dateAccepted2014
refterms.dateFOA2019-04-25T15:10:31Z
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