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RMJ. 2020; 45(2): 363-366


Patient satisfaction following Total Knee Arthroplasty; an increasingly significant outcome measure

Hira Arshad, Ubaid Ullah Akbar, Hafiz Muhammad Asim.

Abstract
Objective: To assess patient satisfaction six months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in obese females.
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Lahore from August 2018 to January 2019. Fifty one female patients six months following TKA, with a BMI of 30 kg/m2and above were included using convenience sampling. Self-Administered Patient Satisfaction (SAPS) questionnaire was used by interview method and patients were asked to grade their level of satisfaction for each question.
Results: We found that 84.3% were very satisfied, 9.8% were somewhat satisfied, 3.9% were somewhat dissatisfied and 2% were very dissatisfied with their surgery. When asked about pain relief, 82.4% were very satisfied, 9.8% were somewhat satisfied, 3.9% were somewhat dissatisfied and 3.9% were very dissatisfied. The reported satisfaction was comparatively low for ability to do home or yard (65%) work and leisure activities (53%).
Conclusion: Though obesity may be considered as a risk factor for complications following TKA, most of the obese females were satisfied with their surgery, irrespective of their high BMI.

Key words: Total Knee Arthroplasty, obesity, knee pain, patient reported outcome measure.


 
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Arshad, Hira, Ubaid Ullah Akbar, and Hafiz Muhammad Asim. 2020. Patient satisfaction following Total Knee Arthroplasty; an increasingly significant outcome measure. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 363-366.



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Arshad, Hira, Ubaid Ullah Akbar, and Hafiz Muhammad Asim. "Patient satisfaction following Total Knee Arthroplasty; an increasingly significant outcome measure." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 363-366.



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Arshad, Hira, Ubaid Ullah Akbar, and Hafiz Muhammad Asim. "Patient satisfaction following Total Knee Arthroplasty; an increasingly significant outcome measure." Rawal Medical Journal 45.2 (2020), 363-366. Print.



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Arshad, H., Akbar, . U. U. & Asim, . H. M. (2020) Patient satisfaction following Total Knee Arthroplasty; an increasingly significant outcome measure. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (2), 363-366.








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