Primary Outcome Measures:
- Distress and Risk Assessment Method (DRAM) questionaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Distress and Risk Assessment Method (DRAM) questionaire to screen for psychological distress. The instrument defines four categories based on patients responses: Type N (normal; lower scores, no evidence of distress); Type R (at risk; higher scores, primarily in symptoms of depression); Type DD (distressed-depressive; higher scores on all variables, but very high on depressive symptomatology); and Type DS (distressed-somatic; higher scores on all variables, but very high on somatic awareness).
The correlation between increasing psychological distress and worsening surgical outcomes has been extensively documented in patients undergoing spine surgery. However, we have no reason to believe that patients with hip pathology are uniquely exempt from the influence of psychosocial factors. To our knowledge, no study has been done to evaluate the effect of pre-operative psychological distress on outcomes after hip preservation surgery. We therefore propose to use the DRAM to measure pre-operative distress in patients undergoing open or arthroscopic hip preservation surgery and to compare these pre-operative distress scores with post-operative outcomes. We hope the information we gain will allow clinicians to comprehensively evaluate the patient with hip pain and to make more informed choices about operative treatment.