Nurse Led Follow-up After Total Knee Arthroplasty (NFTKA)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2015
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Birte Oestergaard, University of Southern Denmark

January 15, 2013
January 18, 2013
June 3, 2015
January 2013
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in physical function assessed by ≥ 12 points in physical function score in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) Index [ Time Frame: 3 days, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months post-surgery ]
The WOMAC Index is disease specific measuring health status om three subscales: pain, stiffness and physical function
Same as current
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  • Change in the pain and stiffness score in WOMAC Index [ Time Frame: 3 days, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months post-surgery ]
  • Changes in all scores in the subscales in Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 3 days, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months post-surgery ]
    A generic measure of health related quality of life
  • Change in the score in the General Self-Efficacy Scale [ Time Frame: 3 days, 1, 3 and 6 months post-surgery ]
    An unidimensional measure of general self-efficacy.
  • Number of acute visits to the orthopedic outpatient clinic [ Time Frame: 3 days, 1, 3, 6 anf 12 months post-surgery ]
Same as current
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Nurse Led Follow-up After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Nurse Led Follow-up After Total Knee Arthroplasty - a Randomized Trial
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of nurse led follow-up following total knee arthroplasty in regard to physical function, health related quality of life and self-efficacy.
Due to shorter hospitalization the patients early have to be responsible for their own rehabilitation. However, the patients experience a variety of health related problems in the rehabilitations period following total knee arthroplasty and they have difficulties transferring health related information to their home settings. Nurse led follow-up in the early rehabilitation period might improve the health status of the patients by improving their knowledge and skills to handle health related problems. No studies found has investigated the effect of nurse led follow-up in form of telephone call following total knee arthroplasty.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Behavioral: Telephone follow-up
The consultation is structured by predefined themes relevant for identifying health related problems in regard to illness to give adequate education and counseling. The form of each consultation will vary according to the individual needs of the patients.
  • Experimental: telephone follow-up
    Nurse led follow-up in form of consultation by telephone 4 days and 2weeks after discharge, respectively as a supplement to conventional admission course.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Telephone follow-up
  • No Intervention: Usual treatment
    All patients follow conventional admission course which implies preoperative seminar and a discharge planning consultation on the day of discharge. The patients are discharged to home, referred to physiotherapy in the community and a scheduled follow-up by the surgeon after 3 month in the orthopedic outpatient clinic.
Szöts K, Konradsen H, Solgaard S, Ostergaard B. Telephone follow-up by nurse following total knee arthroplasty - protocol for a randomized clinical trial (NCT 01771315). BMC Nurs. 2014 May 21;13:14. doi: 10.1186/1472-6955-13-14. eCollection 2014.

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November 2014
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary first-time total knee arthroplasty due to osteoarthrosis
  • followed conventional admission course and discharged ≤ 4 days after surgery
  • understand and talk Danish
  • signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • in terminal phase of another serious illness such as i.e. cancer with expected lifetime less than 6 months
  • previous total hip replacement
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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R108-A2423 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: The Danish Rheumatism Association )
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Birte Oestergaard, University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
Principal Investigator: Kirsten Szöts University Hospital Gentofte
University of Southern Denmark
June 2015

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