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

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University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteoarthritis

Treatments

Behavioral: Telephone follow-up

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01771315
R108-A2423 (Other Grant/Funding Number)
UNR-2013112-4

Details and patient eligibility

About

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.

Full description

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.

Enrollment

117 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

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

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

117 participants in 2 patient groups

telephone follow-up
Experimental group
Description:
Nurse led follow-up in form of consultation by telephone 4 days and 2weeks after discharge, respectively as a supplement to conventional admission course.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Telephone follow-up
Usual treatment
No Intervention group
Description:
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.

Trial contacts and locations

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