Journal article

Preoperative education for hip or knee replacement

Steve McDonald, Matthew J Page, Katherine Beringer, Jason Wasiak, Andrew Sprowson

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hip or knee replacement is a major surgical procedure that can be physically and psychologically stressful for patients. It is hypothesised that education before surgery reduces anxiety and enhances clinically important postoperative outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether preoperative education in people undergoing total hip replacement or total knee replacement improves postoperative outcomes with respect to pain, function, health-related quality of life, anxiety, length of hospital stay and the incidence of adverse events (e.g. deep vein thrombosis). SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (2013, Issue 5), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2013), E..

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