Rehabilitation After Total Hip Arthroplasty - the Effect of Task-oriented Exercises

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2008 by University of Oslo.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 12, 2008
Last updated: June 24, 2010
Last verified: September 2008

Rehabilitation plays an important part after total hip arthroplasty. In this common practice few studies have been performed on this issue.

The prime aims of this study are:

  1. to examine the effects of usual training practice on activity performance and self-efficacy beliefs after the first three months after total hip arthroplasty
  2. to examine the effects of a postoperative ambulatory supervised task-oriented exercise program compared with no supervised exercises on activity performance and self-efficacy beliefs in the time span of 3 - 4 1/2 months after total hip arthroplasty and with a follow-up at 12 months.

The hypothesis is: Supervised task-oriented physiotherapy has better effect on activity performance and self-efficacy beliefs than no supervised exercises in the same time span (after three months).

Condition Intervention
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Task-oriented Exercises
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 3 months, after the intervention at 4 1/2 months, at 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self reported pain and activity level (HOOS) [ Time Frame: preoperatively, baseline (3 months), after intervention (4 1/2 months) 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 sessions containing functional exercises like walking, stair climbing, balance training and with guidance from a physiotherapist.

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary cox arthrosis
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe hip arthrosis in the other hip or severe gon arthrosis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00808483

Section of nursing and health science, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway, PB 1153 Blindern, 0318 Oslo
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
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Responsible Party: Anne Marit Mengshoel, University of Oslo, Norway Identifier: NCT00808483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/2325
Study First Received: December 12, 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 processed this record on September 18, 2014