Study: Depression screening crucial in patients with lower limb loss

Practitioners should screen for depressive symptoms in patients with lower limb loss to improve health and clinical outcomes, according to data presented at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly. J. Megan Sions, Ph.D., DPT, found that depression rates are 3- to 4-times higher in individuals with lower limb amputation when compared to the general population.

Practitioners should screen for depressive symptoms in patients with lower limb loss to improve health and clinical outcomes, according to data presented at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly. J. Megan Sions, Ph.D., DPT, found that depression rates are 3- to 4-times higher in individuals with lower limb amputation when compared to the general population.

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Study: Depression screening crucial in patients with lower limb loss