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Title: Maxillofacial prostheses challenges in resource constrained regions
Authors: Tetteh, Sophia
Bibb, Richard J.
Martin, Simon J.
Keywords: Facial prosthetic
Resource-limited areas
Maxillofacial
Facial disfigurement
Rehabilitation
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: TETTEH, S., BIBB, R.J. and MARTIN, S.J., 2017. Maxillofacial prostheses challenges in resource constrained regions. Disability and Rehabilitation, In Press.
Abstract: Background: This study reviewed the current state of maxillofacial rehabilitation in resource-limited nations. Method: A rigorous literature review was undertaken using several technical and clinical databases using a variety of key words pertinent to maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation and resource-limited areas. In addition, interviews were conducted with researchers, clinicians and prosthetists that had direct experience of volunteering or working in resource-limited countries. Results: Results from the review and interviews suggest rehabilitating patients in resource-limited countries remains challenging and efforts to improve the situation requires a multifactorial approach. Conclusion: In conclusion, public health awareness programmes to reduce the causation of injuries and bespoke maxillofacial prosthetics training programmes to suit these countries, as opposed to attempting to replicate Western training programmes. It is also possible that usage of locally sourced and cheaper materials and the use of low-cost technologies could greatly improve maxillofacial rehabilitation efforts in these localities.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 24th October 2018.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Schlumberger Foundation, Faculty for the future grant for ST’s doctoral studies.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1390697
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27323
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1390697
ISSN: 1464-5165
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