Project

Total knee arthroplasty: improving outcome and satisfaction by evidence-based patient selection

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Surgery
    • Orthopaedics
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Surgery
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Surgery
Keywords
total knee arthroplasty socio-economic cost decision-making instrument patient satisfaction
 
Project description

The determinants of patient satisfaction and outcome after total knee arthropasty (TKA) will be investigated to identify patients most likely to benefit from TKA, establish optimal evidence-based indications and timing, and educate patients towards realistic expectations. Based on the results obtained, a composite score for TKA indication will be developed in order to improve outcome and satisfaction and reduce associated socio-economic costs.