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Effect of Physiotherapy After Total Knee Replacement

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2008 by University of Oslo.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 11, 2008
Last updated: June 24, 2010
Last verified: October 2008

Physiotherapy plays an important part in rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty. Even if this is a common practice, few studies have been performed on this issue.

The prime aim of this study is to examine the effects of an ambulatory individualized task-oriented exercise program compared with current ambulatory physiotherapy(usual care)on activity performance and self efficacy beliefs in the time span 6 weeks to 3 months after total knee arthroplasty with a follow-up at twelve months.

HO:Task oriented physiotherapy has better effect than usual care on activity performance and self-efficacy beliefs in the time span 6 weeks to 3 months after total knee replacement.

Condition Intervention
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Other: task oriented exercises

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Oslo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 6 minutes walk test [ Time Frame: preoperatively, baseline at 6 weeks, after the intervention at 3 months, 12onths ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self reported pain and activity level(KOOS) [ Time Frame: preoperatively, 6 weeks, 3 months and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: task oriented exercises
    12 Individualized group training sessions with focus on functional exercises like walking and stair climbing including balance training under physiotherapy guidance.

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary gonarthrosis
  • Good written and oral understanding of Norwegian
  • Good cognitive function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe gonarthrosis in the other knee or coxarthrosis
  • Neurological disorders or rheumatoid arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00807716

Section of Nursing and Health Science, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway, 0318
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
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Responsible Party: Professor Anne Marit Mengshoel, University of Oslo, Norway Identifier: NCT00807716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/2436
Study First Received: December 11, 2008
Last Updated: June 24, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Oslo:
functional outcome
activity level
self efficacy
task oriented exercises processed this record on November 25, 2014