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Effectiveness of artificial limbs as a strategy to improve performance of amputated soldiers in Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces

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dc.contributor.author Kisira, James
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-09T03:09:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-09T03:09:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09
dc.identifier.citation Kisira, J. (2013). Effectiveness of artificial limbs as a strategy to improve performance of amputated soldiers in Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces. Unpublished masters dissertation. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10570/5835
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Masters of Business Administration Degree of Makerere University en_US
dc.description.abstract For over the last 20 years the number of amputated soldiers has continued to increase Within the forces in the Great Lakes Region. This has tremendously affected the performance of the amputated soldiers within the UPDF. The study assessed the effectiveness of artificial limbs as a strategy to improve the performance of amputated soldiers in UPDF. The performance of UPDF soldiers with artificial limbs and the stages of amputee rehabilitation were examined by reviewing different literature on the matter. The study adopted a comprehensive analysis framework based on the contextual analysis to analyze the study in question and the findings reveal that artificial limbs are effective in improving performance of amputated soldiers by basically enabling mobility and acting as a motivating factor by helping them to carry out tasks normally like other soldiers. The findings revealed that artificial limbs are an effective strategy for improving performance among amputated soldiers within the UPDF. Their effectiveness is dependent on some factors such as technology, access and how they are fixed The research recommended that there is need for the government of Uganda, Ministry of Defense and Security, NGOs and development partners to focus greater attention on amputated soldiers and raise resources to enable these soldiers to acquire artificial limbs. There is need to carry out careful monitoring of all operation areas as well as UPDF rehabilitation centers to ascertain and establish the need of the soldiers who require artificial limbs. Access of artificial limbs by amputated soldiers need to be given a priority because such soldiers are very experienced and helpful to the UPDF. There is need for the future, research on amputation and boosting of performance of amputated soldiers within the UPDF. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Makerere University en_US
dc.subject Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces. en_US
dc.subject Amputee soldiers en_US
dc.subject Great Lakes Region en_US
dc.subject UPDF en_US
dc.subject Artificial limbs en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of artificial limbs as a strategy to improve performance of amputated soldiers in Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation (Masters) en_US


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