Prosthesis satisfaction outcome measurement in pediatric limb deficiency Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To describe the development and initial psychometric properties of a new outcome measure to assess satisfaction with prosthesis in children with limb deficiencies. DESIGN: Parents of children with limb deficiency were surveyed during routine outpatient clinic visits. SETTING: Two outpatient pediatric clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-seven parents of children with limb deficiency aged 1 to 17 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The newly developed Child Amputee Prosthetics Project-Prosthesis Satisfaction Inventory (CAPP-PSI). RESULTS: Internal consistency reliability is high. Zero-order correlations with prosthesis wear/use patterns and with parent ratings of prosthesis appearance provide support for the construct validity of the CAPP-PSI. CONCLUSION: The CAPP-PSI is a promising, brief, parent-administered inventory for the assessment of prosthesis satisfaction in children with limb deficiency. It may be useful in future research for predicting prosthesis wear and use patterns in this population.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pruitt, S. D., Varni, J. W., Seid, M., & Setoguchi, Y.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Pruitt, SD||Varni, JW||Seid, M||Setoguchi, Y

publication date

  • July 1997