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|Title:||Physical activity and experience of total knee replacement in patients one to four years postsurgery in the Dominican Republic: a qualitative study||Autores:||Stenquist, D.
Elman, S. A.
Davis, A. M.
Bogart, L. M.
Brownlee, S. A.
Sánchez, Edward Steve
Katz, J. N.
|Researchers (UNIBE):||Sánchez, Edward Steve
|Affiliations:||Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
|Research area:||Ciencias de la Salud||Issue Date:||2015||Publisher:||John Wiley and Sons Ltd||Source:||Arthritis Care & Research, 67(1), 65-73||Journal:||Arthritis Care & Research||Volume:||67||Issue:||1||Start page:||65||End page:||73||Abstract:||
Musculoskeletal disorders are the second-leading cause of years lived with disability globally. Total Knee Replacement (TKR) offers patients with advanced arthritis relief from pain and the opportunity to return to physical activity. We investigated the impact of TKR on physical activity for patients in a developing nation.
We interviewed 18 Dominican patients (78% female) who received TKR as part of the Operation Walk Boston surgical mission program about their level of physical activity after surgery. Qualitative interviews were conducted in Spanish, and English transcripts were analyzed using content analysis.
Most patients found that TKR increased their participation in physical activities in several life domains such as occupational or social pursuits. Some patients limited their own physical activities due to uncertainty about medically appropriate levels of joint use and post-operative physical activity. Many patients noted positive effects of TKR on mood and mental health. For most patients in the study, religion offered a framework for understanding their receipt of and experience with TKR.
Our findings underscore the potential of TKR to permit patients in the developing world to return to physical activities. This research also demonstrates the influence of patient education, culture, and religion on patients’ return to physical activity. As the global burden of musculoskeletal disease increases, it is important to characterize the impact of activity limitation on patients’ lives in diverse settings, and the potential for surgical intervention to ease the burden of chronic arthritis.
|Gov't Doc #:||NIHMS613279||URI:||http://cris.unibe.edu.do/handle/123456789/143||DOI:||10.1002/acr.22367|
|Appears in Collections:||Publicaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud|
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