Patients' Views on Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: a Focus-group Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03064334|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2018
In order to assess patients' concerns and other quality of life aspects, post-total knee arthroplasty (TKA) requires further assessment tools, more than controlled experiments testing defined isolated variables. Qualitative research offers useful methods to explicate the complexity and deeper meaning of patient experiences and outcomes post-TKA. Qualitative methods facilitate the collection of in-depth experiences and perceptions from individuals about a specific phenomenon which, in this case, is outcomes post-TKA. Specifically, a phenomenological approach allows for the collection of diverse and unique patient experiences and outcomes post-TKA .
The focus of this project is using focus groups to explore poorly understood areas, such as outcomes and experiences post-TKA, in order to generate useful findings and hypotheses.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Total Knee Arthroplasty||Procedure: Total Knee Arthroplasty|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||8 participants|
|Official Title:||Patients' Views on Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: a Focus-group Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 30, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 30, 2018|
one medium of focus groups
The present study aims to understand patient experiences and outcomes post- Total Knee Arthroplasty(TKA). Therefore, a qualitative approach will be most appropriate to facilitate the collection of in-depth experiences and perceptions of patients post-TKA.
The medium of focus groups (with 8-10 patients) is preferred to allow a group of patients to share their perceptions and experiences post-surgery, with sufficient quantity and diversity of views while balancing the facilitator's ability to manage all patients' participation for 90-120 minutes (Bloor, 2006).
Procedure: Total Knee Arthroplasty
surgical knee joints Arthroplasty
Other Name: Total Knee Replacement surgery
- Medium focus groups discussion to explore the patients experiance and functional recovery post -TKA. [ Time Frame: 60 -70 minute of total 120 minute of focus group discussion. ]
Qualitative methods in term of medium focus groups discussion will be used to explore the patients perceptions and experiences post-surgery. The focus groups will be facilitated by a focus-group expert and the researcher using open-ended questions in order to prompt free discussion to explore their experience and barrier post-TKA. All topics and questions covered will be suitable to discuss in a semi-public setting. All discussions will be recorded using electronic methods, in addition to field notes taken by both facilitator and researcher.
Discussion guide: How was experience of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), Functional improvements after TKA, What modifications have been made to compensate for that, What are the barrier, In the course of routine activities did the patients need help, Did the patients need family support, Were patients able return to work after TKA, (if not, why? what are the barriers
- Medium focus groups discussion to explore the quality of health service provide post -TKA [ Time Frame: 40 -50 minute of total 120 minute of focus group discussion. ]The secondary outcome from the focus group discussion will Evaluate the health service quality using the following questions; How did the patients feel about the surgery now? Did patients satisfy all their expectations, Did they receive sufficient information and explanation about surgery and expectations in advance from the health team, Was that sufficient for what they needed to know before surgery, Do patient think that has affected their satisfaction after surgery, Have they received physiotherapy post-surgery. For how long How many sessions.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03064334
|Stockport NHS Foundation Trust|
|Stockport, Manchester, United Kingdom, SK2 7JE|
|Study Director:||Professor Richard Professor Jones||Director of the Salford University Gait Laboratory|