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Subject/Keyword
Knee
WOMAC
Arthroplasty
Outcomes
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Mollins, Juliana E
Supervisor and department
Beaupre, Lauren (Department of Physical Therapy)
Examining committee member and department
Clark, Marcia (Department of Surgery
Jones, C Allyson (Department of Physical Therapy)
Department
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-07-20T11:28:27Z
Graduation date
2012-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The incidence of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in Canada is steadily escalating; however, some recipients do not experience optimal outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify patient demographics associated with inferior pain and functional outcomes at 3-5years post-TKA. A secondary objective was to identify changes in physical activity between pre-operative and 3-5 year post-TKA reports. This was a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data of 743 TKA recipients. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed for 3-5 year pain and functional outcomes on the Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Baseline variables significantly associated (p < 0.05) with 3-5 year WOMAC pain and function scores in the multivariate models were: age, BMI, back pain, WOMAC domain score, and SF-36 MH score. Daily activity and weekly walking levels tended to decrease after TKA. Both pain and function models had low ability to predict outcomes, and sedentary activity increased post-TKA.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3C61Q
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