Outcome instruments for prosthetics: clinical applications Academic Article uri icon


  • Outcome measurement is crucial to assuring high-quality patient services and improving the quality of services provided by prosthetists. This article summarizes recent evidence on the measurement properties of outcome measures, and updates previously published summaries of outcome instruments. The review focuses on measures of mobility, functional status, quality of life, and patient satisfaction, and includes both performance-based and patient-reported outcomes. Amputation-specific and general measures that are suitable for patients served by prosthetists are discussed. It is encouraging that responsiveness of measures is often reported, as this information is needed to improve clinical utility.


  • Heinemann, AW
  • Connelly, L
  • Ehrlich-Jones, L
  • Fatone, S

publication date

  • 2014