Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project is to identify: (a) the unmet needs of veterans’ post-amputation, (b) gaps in successful promotion of resilience, recovery, and reintegration, (c) role of occupational therapy in promoting resilience, recovery, and reintegration. METHODS: Needs assessment to identify the unmet needs to address psychosocial adjustment post-amputation from the perspectives of veterans and healthcare providers. RESULTS: This project revealed several themes from the experiences of veterans’ post- amputation and healthcare providers who treated veterans’ post-amputation. DISCUSSION: There is limited research incorporating mental health occupational therapy to improve resiliency for veterans’ post-amputation. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This supports the role of occupational therapy as part of the recovery and reintegration process for veterans who have experienced an amputation.
Broussard, Alexandra K., "Occupational Therapy and Veterans’ Resiliency Post-Amputation: Addressing Psychosocial Needs" (2019). OT Student Capstones. 52.