February 23, 2016

Total joint patients benefit from preop one-on-one education sessions

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Total joint patients benefited from preoperative one-on-one educations sessions provided by a physical therapist and access to a custom web portal, in this study presented February 20 at the annual meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, followed 126 patients who had knee or hip replacement between February and June 2015.

All patients attended a group education class, and then were randomized into two groups—63 patients had an additional one-on-one session with a physical therapist plus access to a web portal; the other 63 patients received a booklet about what to expect after joint replacement.

Significantly more patients who attended extra one-on-one counseling and had access to the portal were better prepared to leave the hospital after surgery and were more satisfied with the preoperative education they received.


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