Sexual satisfaction predicts quality of life: A study of adult amputees

Andrew S. Walters, Gail M. Williamson

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Research provides ample evidence that limb amputation poses serious threats to psychological and psychosocial adjustment. However, very little is known about the effect of amputation on sexual activity. In this study, 77 amputees completed measures assessing a variety of amputation-related, functional status, and psychological variables. Satisfaction with one's sexual relationships with others predicted overall quality of life. Results are discussed in terms of implications for interventions aimed at improving adjustment to limb amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
JournalSexuality and Disability
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998


  • Amputation
  • Quality of life
  • Sexuality and disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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