Journal article

Barriers and facilitators to orthopaedic surgeons’ uptake of decision aids for total knee arthroplasty: a qualitative study

A Scott, S Bunzli, S French, P Choong, M Dowsey

BMJ Open | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objectives: The demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is increasing. Differentiating who will derive a clinically meaningful improvement from TKA from others is a key challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Decision aids can help surgeons select appropriate candidates for surgery, but their uptake has been low. The aim of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to decision aid uptake among orthopaedic surgeons. Design: A qualitative study involving face-to-face interviews. Questions were constructed on the Theoretical Domains Framework to systematically explore barriers and facilitators. Setting: One tertiary hospital in Australia. Participants: Twenty orthopaedic surgeo..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the University of Melbourne FBE/MDHS Collaboration Seed Funding Grant and by the National Health & Medical Research Council (APP1122983). A/Prof Dowsey holds an National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526).