Global Prosthetic Socket Survey (leg)

We are presenting the Development of the Global Prosthetic Socket survey at OT World, Leipzig Germany.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

10:30 – 11:45

CCO Room 2

Please see the abstract of our presentation at this link:

The survey is now closed, but we are considering rolling it out as a larger study.

International Confederation of Amputee Associations

Participant information

Survey aims: To find out about amputee opinions about their prosthetic sockets.

Who is it for? The survey is open to anyone who wears a prosthetic leg(s).

Why have I been asked to take part? You are invited to take part in the survey by the International Confederation of Amputee Associations (IC2A) or have been sent a link by their Amputee Association members or contacts. IC2A is working with partners to understand and advocate for the best quality of socket fit.

What will I need to do? Taking part in the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. There are 38 questions which should take around 5 – 10 minutes of your time to answer, and a little more if you would like to leave any comments.

Participation in the survey represents no risks. However, should you have any concerns, the participant may at any time contact Mrs Sandra Sexton, IC2A Secretariat by email

You should consider that there are no right or wrong answers, and that the most important thing is to express a true opinion for each question about your situation at the time of answering the survey. Please think about your everyday prosthetic leg(s) when answering questions.

What will happen to my survey response? Your survey response is anonymous and is not traceable to your IP address. The results of the survey will be collected by the IC2A Secretariat, combined with other survey responses and presented on an anonymous basis, with no identification of any participants. The survey is open from 4 September 2017 to 4 March 2018.

This survey was designed by a project partnership between IC2A, Prosfit and Finland Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The results will be published by IC2A. The results will be used as the basis for planning future projects about prosthetic sockets. A summary report will be made available on the webpage by the end of May 2018.

(Please note this online survey was finalised following external review by an expert in research ethics, ensuring anonymity of responses to facilitate international roll-out for market research purposes by IC2A. For information only, a PDF version of the survey can be found here, but participants should complete the online version. In future we hope to administer other surveys using paper, different languages, and for arm amputees, subject to available resources).