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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of therapeutic exercise before total hip replacement in frail elderly. DESIGN A single-blind, randomized clinical pilot trial. SETTING Outpatient physiotherapy department. SUBJECTS Frail elderly with hip osteoarthritis awaiting total hip replacement. INTERVENTIONS A short (3-6(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to develop a rating scale to assess the therapeutic validity of therapeutic exercise programmes. By use of this rating scale we investigated the therapeutic validity of therapeutic exercise in patients awaiting primary total joint replacement (TJR). Finally, we studied the association between therapeutic validity of preoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a home-based intensive exercise program to improve physical health of frail elderly patients scheduled for elective total hip arthroplasty (THA). DESIGN Single-blind pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING Patients' homes and a general hospital in The Netherlands. (More)
BACKGROUND There is ongoing discussion about whether preoperative obesity is negatively associated with inpatient outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim was to investigate the interaction between obesity and muscle strength and the association with postoperative inpatient recovery after THA. METHODS Preoperative obesity (body mass index [BMI](More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of conventional factors, the Risk Assessment and Predictor Tool (RAPT) and performance-based functional tests as predictors of delayed recovery after total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHOD A prospective cohort study in a regional hospital in the Netherlands with 315 patients was attending for THA in(More)
PURPOSE To get insight into personal meaning of a person involved in a physical therapy intervention. METHODS Mrs. A, a 76-year-old woman is referred to a physical therapist (PT) for assessment of functioning and training before total hip arthroplasty (THA). The patient, her daughter, and PT were asked to write a story about their daily life. Stories were(More)
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