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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Understanding prosthetic needs and outcomes in women Veterans with amputation
Principal Investigator:

Alyson Littman

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $270,633
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: The VA has a long history of developing and providing state-of-the-art prosthetic technology and rehabilitation services for Veterans with lower extremity amputations (LEA). Despite VA’s goal to provide patient-centered, gender-sensitive care to all Veterans, prosthetics research in VA has mainly included and focused on the needs of men. Women are the fastest growing demographic in VA, and VA currently provides care to over 1,200 women with a major LEA. That number will likely increa...

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