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Why Do People Undergo THR and What Do They Expect to Gain—A Comparison of the Views of Patients and Health Care Professionals.

Bahadori, S., Collard, S., Williams, J. M. and Swain, I., 2020. Why Do People Undergo THR and What Do They Expect to Gain—A Comparison of the Views of Patients and Health Care Professionals. Journal of Patient Experience.

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DOI: 10.1177/2374373520956735

Abstract

Little concerted effort has been made to understand why individuals undergo total hip replacement (THR) surgery and their rehabilitation goals. Similarly, insight of views and perspective of health care professionals’ (HCPs) regarding surgery and what objective measures help them with decision-making is lacking. This patient and public involvement report aimed to explore both patients’ and HCPs’ perspectives of THR surgery. Twenty patients, 10 pre-THR, 10 post-THR, 9 physiotherapists, and 6 surgeons took part. Results suggest a consensus among patients and HCPs on pain reduction being the main reason for undergoing THR. The inability to carry out simple daily activities such as dog walking and sleep deprivation had a significant effect on patients’ mental and physical well-being. This article is the first to explore the views of THR patients and HCPs on reasons behind THR surgery amalgamated into a single report. As walking is important, wearable activity monitors are suggested as a possible motivator to enhance patient compliance to self-care rehabilitation and increase quality of life. A future research project on the use of such wearable activity monitors in enhancing mobility post-THR is therefore planned.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2372-0247
Uncontrolled Keywords:patient and public involvement; patient experience; health care professionals; total hip replacement
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34562
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 Sep 2020 08:46
Last Modified:17 Sep 2020 08:46

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