Journal article

What Influences Patient Satisfaction after TKA? A Qualitative Investigation

Nardia-Rose Klem, Anne Smith, Peter O'Sullivan, Michelle M Dowsey, Robert Schutze, Peter Kent, Peter F Choong, Samantha Bunzli

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction is a common measure of the success of an orthopaedic intervention. However, there is poor understanding of what satisfaction means to patients or what influences it. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using qualitative study methodology in patients undergoing TKA, we asked: (1) What does it mean to be satisfied after TKA? (2) What factors influence satisfaction levels after TKA? METHODS: People in a hospital registry who had completed 12-month follow-up questionnaires and were not more than 18 months post-TKA at the time of sampling were eligible (n = 121). To recruit a sample that provided insight into a range of TKA experiences, we divided eligible candidates on the regis..

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