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dc.contributor.advisorFlamm, Kristie L.
dc.contributor.authorCeleste, Michelle Stephanie II*
dc.creatorCeleste, Michelle Stephanie II
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T19:37:54Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T19:37:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627712
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aims of this needs assessment project are to determine if there is a gap in the preoperative expectations and degree of satisfaction expressed three months after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and if there is a need to modify patients’ preoperative education before undergoing primary TKA at Yee Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. Background: The prevalence of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) in the United States increased in conjunction with an aging population and growing obesity epidemic. Joint replacement is performed to help decrease pain and improve quality of life among patients with knee OA. Methods: This project used a needs assessment survey and employed the use of descriptive analysis, independent sample t-test, one-way ANOVA and simple linear regression model, to examine the relationships among expectations and satisfaction level. Results: The sociodemographic data and a completion of a three-month follow-up were not predictive of the patients’ satisfaction level. The usage of a walking aid as a result of OA were not predictive of patients’ expectations. However, the feeling of preparedness demonstrated a higher expectation level. The degree of preoperative expectations was positively correlated with the satisfaction level three months after primary TKA. Conclusions: The surgeon’s preoperative discussion played a role in preparing patients regarding what to expect regarding the surgery, which contributed to a higher satisfaction level (85.2%) three months after the surgery. This suggests the importance of targeting patient education before undergoing primary TKA.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectNeeds Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectOrthopedicen_US
dc.subjectPatients' Expectationsen_US
dc.subjectPatients' Satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectPrimary Total Knee Arthroplastyen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the Relationship Between Patients' Expectations and Satisfaction After Primary Total Knee Arthroplastyen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuchner, Brian R.
dc.contributor.committeememberLacasse, Cheryl
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-21T19:37:55Z


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