Understanding life with upper limb difference

Understanding life with upper limb difference

Arran Reader, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Stirling has contacted us to see if we can help to recruit participants for a ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ panel.

The research programme will aim to gain better understanding of life with upper limb differences focusing on people who rarely use a prosthesis. The specific aim is to broaden knowledge of the unique motor skills of these people, their experience of gaining these skills and the impact on social interaction, mental health, and daily life.

To start, Arran would like to interview adults with a congenital upper limb difference who rarely use prostheses/assistive devices, focusing on their experience of developing unique motor strategies (for example, how this was supported by parents or clinicians, the benefits and challenges). He hopes that this will result in a published collection of experiences that is informative for clinicians and helpful for parents, as well as adolescents with a limb difference.
To ensure that these interviews are designed to cover the right topics, Arran is planning to run a PPI panel in June. In this panel the goals of the research would be discussed and feedback sought on plans before running the actual interviews. The meeting would last for 2 hours and participants would be compensated for their time.
Please have a look at the Flyer below for more information and contact details and, if you’d like to take part in this valuable research into understanding life with upper limb difference, or to chat a bit more about what’s involved, please contact Arran using the email link at the bottom of this post.
Understanding life with upper limb difference

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