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A Study on the Various Challenges of Amputees with Special Reference to Ernakulam District


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It is a much known fact that India is not a friendly country for the disabled people even though many programmes are offered by the Indian government. Compared to those who are disabled by birth, amputees are prone to suffer more difficulties as they lost their body parts abruptly. Hence the shock is too high. Most of the issues faced by these amputees are psychological than physical. It will also take a long time for them to adjust with their new environment.The study says that the people who are financially settled have lesser issues when compared to the non-settled and fitting of proper prosthesis in the earlier stage will help them to reduce the severity.The study reveals the fact that increased numbers of road accidents are the main reason behind increased level of amputation. The various challenges faced by this sector of people are numerous. This study is trying to find out some common issues of these groups.

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Amputation, Socio-Economic, Psycho-Social Issues, Prosthesis, Road Accidents.
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S. Roopa
School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, M.G. University, Kottayam, India

Abstract


It is a much known fact that India is not a friendly country for the disabled people even though many programmes are offered by the Indian government. Compared to those who are disabled by birth, amputees are prone to suffer more difficulties as they lost their body parts abruptly. Hence the shock is too high. Most of the issues faced by these amputees are psychological than physical. It will also take a long time for them to adjust with their new environment.The study says that the people who are financially settled have lesser issues when compared to the non-settled and fitting of proper prosthesis in the earlier stage will help them to reduce the severity.The study reveals the fact that increased numbers of road accidents are the main reason behind increased level of amputation. The various challenges faced by this sector of people are numerous. This study is trying to find out some common issues of these groups.

Keywords


Amputation, Socio-Economic, Psycho-Social Issues, Prosthesis, Road Accidents.