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Nursing intervention by telephone interviews of patients aged over 65 years after total hip replacement improves health status: a randomised clinical trial.
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PMID:  19422632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that all areas of health status after total hip replacement could be improved in patients aged over 65 years and over by using telephone support and counselling 2 and 10 weeks after surgery compared with a control group receiving conventional care and treatment.
DESIGN: A randomised clinical trial focusing on patients' health status by using short-form 36 at 4 weeks preoperatively and 3 and 9 months postoperatively was carried out.
SAMPLE: 180 patients aged 65 years and over were randomised 4 weeks preoperatively to either control or intervention groups.
MEASUREMENTS: both groups received conventional surgical treatment, but the intervention group was interviewed by telephone 2 and 10 weeks after surgery. Patients were given counselling within eight main dimensions with reference to their postoperative situation.
RESULTS: All patients experienced improvement in health status. The intervention significantly reduced the time patients needed to reach their habitual levels in three of eight areas of their health status: the intervention patients reached their habitual levels at 3 months whereas the control patients reached theirs after 9 months.
CONCLUSION: Intervention by telephone support and counselling in the postoperative phase seems to benefit patients' improvement in health status.
Britta Hørdam; Svend Sabroe; Preben Ulrich Pedersen; Steen Mejdahl; Kjeld Søballe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Caring Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-09-22     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-100     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / statistics & numerical data*
Denmark / epidemiology
Health Status*
Interviews as Topic*
Nursing Care / methods*
Orthopedics / statistics & numerical data

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