Patient-reported importance of assistive devices in hip and knee replacement Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways.

McNaught, H., Jones, T., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T., 2016. Patient-reported importance of assistive devices in hip and knee replacement Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79 (10), pp. 614-619.

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DOI: 10.1177/0308022616656194

Abstract

Introduction: This study examines patients’ perceptions of the usefulness of occupational therapy and assistive devices provided, in achieving discharge criteria and assisting with activities of daily living once home, following an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol for total hip and total knee replacement patients. Methods: Two weeks following discharge, 197 patients who had undergone total hip replacement or total knee replacement were telephoned to ask how useful they found occupational therapy education and advice and the assistive devices provided. Results: 114 patients (58%) answered the call. Over 96% of patients found occupational therapy education and advice useful. Ninety-seven percent of posterior total hip replacement patients were still using the assistive devices 2 weeks following discharge, compared to 90% of anterior total hip replacement patients and 87% of total knee replacement patients. Over 95% of all patients found that assistive devices enhanced their ability to undertake activities of daily living, and were extremely or partly useful in achieving early discharge. Conclusion: Over 85% of patients who responded perceived the occupational therapist’s advice and education, and assistive devices provided, to be useful in achieving discharge criteria, and in enhancing their ability to undertake activities of daily living once back in a home environment.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1477-6006
Uncontrolled Keywords:Occupational therapy, enhanced recovery after surgery, fast-track surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:24399
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Jul 2016 11:52
Last Modified:25 Oct 2016 14:39

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