Decline in Health-Related Quality of Life reported by more than half of those waiting for joint replacement surgery: a prospective cohort study
Ilana N Ackerman, Kim L Bennell, Richard H Osborne
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2011
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australia)
The authors wish to thank Professor Richard de Steiger and the patients of the Royal Melbourne Hospital for their support of this research. We also wish to thank Professor Matthew Liang and Professor Ian Wicks for their constructive feedback on earlier versions of this manuscript. Dr Ackerman's work was supported in part by a Henry James Williams Postgraduate Scholarship from The University of Melbourne and a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australia) Training Fellowship (#520004). Professor Osborne's work was supported in part by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Population Health Career Development Award (#400391). The funding bodies have had no involvement in the study design, the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, the writing of the manuscript or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.