PREDICTION OF FEAR FACTORS BEFORE TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT: A MIXED METHOD ANALYSIS ON ADVANCED KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS

  • Muhammad Ikram Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt Pakistan
  • Sadia Ijaz Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt Pakistan
  • Munawer Latif Memon Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt Pakistan
  • Syed kamran Muhammad Shah Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt Pakistan
  • Sajid Ejaz Rao Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt Pakistan
Keywords: Advanced knee osteoarthritis, Fear factors, Total knee replacement therapy

Abstract

Objective: To determine fear factors before total knee replacement in advanced knee osteoarthritis patients.

Study Design: Mixed method study.

Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted at department of Orthopedics, Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital Wah Cantt, form May 2017 to May 2019.

Methodology: A sample of 105 knees was calculated using WHO calculator. Patients of Knee osteoarthritis were selected with consecutive sampling. Interviews were taken from patients for determining fear factors related to total knee replacement. SPSS version 24 was used for analysis.

Results: Total 105 knees of osteoarthritis were included in study. There were 51 (48.6%) male and 54 (51.4%) female in study. Mean age of patients was 59.8 ± 4.1 SD years. Most common fear factor according to patients priority for total knee replacement therapy was worsening of symptoms after total knee replacement 42 (40%) followed by pain persistence after total knee replacement 27 (25.7%), financial feasibility 21 (20%), and religious problems 15 (14.3%). Patients with osteoarthritis grading 4 had high pain scores, high stiffness scores and lower social function scores (p=0.000, p=0.000, p=0.001 respectively) on Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index scale.

Conclusion: Total knee replacement therapy in advanced knee osteoarthritis is associated with several fear factors. Most common fear factor is worsening of symptoms after total knee replacement followed by pain persistence. Total knee replacement efficacy related counseling and community based awareness programs could be helpful in overcoming these fears and stigmas in Pakistan.

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Published
2020-08-19
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Ikram, M., Ijaz, S., Memon, M., Shah, S. kamran, & Rao, S. (2020). PREDICTION OF FEAR FACTORS BEFORE TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT: A MIXED METHOD ANALYSIS ON ADVANCED KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(4), 988-92. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5068
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