Using the patient's perspective to develop function short forms specific to total hip and knee replacement based on WOMAC function items.

@article{Liebs2013UsingTP,
  title={Using the patient's perspective to develop function short forms specific to total hip and knee replacement based on WOMAC function items.},
  author={Thoralf Randolph Liebs and Wolfgang Herzberg and Jill Gluth and Wolfgang R{\"u}ther and J{\"o}rg Haasters and Martin Russlies and Joachim Hassenpflug},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={95-B 2},
  pages={239-43}
}
Although the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index was originally developed for the assessment of non-operative treatment, it is commonly used to evaluate patients undergoing either total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR). We assessed the importance of the 17 WOMAC function items from the perspective of 1198 patients who underwent either THR (n = 704) or TKR (n = 494) in order to develop joint-specific short forms. After these patients were administered… CONTINUE READING

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