Journal article

Satisfaction after total knee replacement for osteoarthritis is usually high, but what are we measuring? A systematic review

Nardia-Rose Klem, Peter Kent, Anne Smith, Michelle Dowsey, Robyn Fary, Rob Schütze, Peter O'Sullivan, Peter Choong, Samantha Bunzli

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Objective: Patient satisfaction is considered an important outcome measure after total knee replacement, but the construct is complex. There is large variation both in how satisfaction is measured and estimates of the proportion of people who are satisfied after surgery. The aim of this systematic review was to i) evaluate the proportion of people reported to be satisfied after total knee replacement for osteoarthritis; and ii) assess the content validity of the utilised satisfaction measures. Methods: We searched four literature databases with search phrases ‘Total Knee Arthroplasty’ OR ‘Total Knee Replacement’ AND ‘Patient satisfaction’ for studies that measured satisfaction at least 6 m..

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