Severely compromised quality of life in women and those of lower socioeconomic status waiting for joint replacement surgery.

@article{Ackerman2005SeverelyCQ,
  title={Severely compromised quality of life in women and those of lower socioeconomic status waiting for joint replacement surgery.},
  author={Ilana N Ackerman and Stephen E Graves and Ian P Wicks and Kim Louise Bennell and Richard H. Osborne},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={653-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine health-related quality of life (HRQOL), psychological distress, physical function, and self efficacy in persons waiting for lower-limb joint replacement surgery. METHODS A total of 214 patients on a waiting list for unilateral primary total knee or hip replacement at a large Australian public teaching hospital completed questionnaires after entry to the list. HRQOL and psychological distress were compared with available population norms. RESULTS Average HRQOL was… CONTINUE READING
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