Response bias: effect on outcomes evaluation by mail surveys after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Kim2004ResponseBE,
  title={Response bias: effect on outcomes evaluation by mail surveys after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Jane D. Kim and Jess H. Lonner and Charles Lenwood Nelson and Paul A. Lotke},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 1},
  pages={15-21}
}
BACKGROUND Mail survey questionnaires are increasingly being used for follow-up evaluations to gauge satisfaction and performance after total joint arthroplasty. Responses to questionnaires are subject to a variety of possible biases. We evaluated response behavior in a mail survey of patients who had had a total knee arthroplasty. METHODS A ten-question survey that evaluated satisfaction, general health, and Knee Society knee function and clinical scores was mailed to 472 patients who had… CONTINUE READING

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