Journal article

The effect of mindfulness training prior to total joint arthroplasty on postoperative pain and physical function: A randomised controlled trial

Michelle Dowsey, David Castle, Simon Knowles, Kaveh Monshat, Michael Salzberg, Elizabeth Nelson, Anthony Dunin, Jo Dunin, Tim Spelman, Peter Choong

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in improving pain and physical function following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). DESIGN: Two-group, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial, conducted between September 2012 and May 2017. SETTING: Single centre study conducted at a University-affiliated, tertiary hospital. INTERVENTION: People with arthritis scheduled for TJA, with a well-being score <40 (Short Form-12 Survey) were randomly allocated to a pre-surgery eight-week MBSR program or treatment as usual (TAU). OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported joint pain and function at 12 months post-surgery, assessed using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universit..

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