Outcome Measures in Lower Limb Prosthetics: Empowering through Mobility


By utilizing validated mobility outcomes for lower limb prosthetic patients, health care teams can empower patients to understand and participate in their own care leading to higher satisfaction. This introductory level course designed for PT/PTA’s, OT/OTAs, Nurses and Case Managers teaches on new methodology on collecting outcomes, utilizing the Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) self-reporting instrument. This course ensures the learner understands patient and output research trends, and more specifically, how health care teams can collaborate with physicians and patients alike to improve patient care. The course includes lecture and sample patient case studies to review best practices as a team, and an example of how a large prosthetic care company is using outcomes in everyday care.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Communicate the benefits of using outcome measures with lower limb prosthetic patients
  • Discuss the Prosthetics Limb Users Survey (PLUS-M) assessment, how it was developed, how it is used to assess mobility for patients that use lower limb prosthetics to provide objective outcomes
  • Define correlation with outcomes and standard of care
  • Identify trends in adult limb loss populations
  • Review sample patient case studies and best practices approach to rehabilitation and a successful care plan
  • Demonstrate the value in a health care team approach to limb loss patient care

AOTA Classification Codes

  • OT Process: Outcomes, Intervention
  • Professional Issues: Administration & Management

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.