Optimized Referral of Knee Patients at the Clinic of Sports Injuries
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02672046|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Knee Injuries Knee; Injury, Meniscus (Lateral) (Medial)||Other: Assessment at the Clinic of Sports Injuries|
According to current practice, patients referred to the Clinic of Sports Injuries will be assessed by either a physician or a physiotherapist. Current practice will continue unchanged during this study.
Before the scheduled assessment, patients will be asked to fulfill a questionnaire including KOOS, a further description of symptoms, previous treatment by physiotherapist and expected upcoming treatment (i.e. surgery or referral to physiotherapist).
An algorithm based on the self-reported information will be used to categorize whether the patient are considered relevant to be referred to assessment by a physician or to assessment by a physiotherapist.
After clinical assessment of the patient, the physician or physiotherapist does a registration of diagnosis, choice of treatment and complexity. Based on choice of treatment and complexity, the patient will be categorized as either relevant to be referred to assessment by a physician or to assessment by a physiotherapist. This categorization is by definition considered correct.
The ability of the algorithm will be evaluated by comparing it's categorization to the correct result. Sensitivity will be estimated.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||182 participants|
|Official Title:||Danish Title: Optimeret Visitation af Midaldrende knæpatienter Med Symptomer Muligvis Relateret Til Meniskskade|
|Study Start Date :||January 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2016|
Patients with knee injuries
Patients referred to assessment at the Clinic of Sports Injuries
Other: Assessment at the Clinic of Sports Injuries
Assessment at the Clinic of Sports Injuries as well as a new algorithm (using patient-reported symptoms will be applied
- "Relevant referral to assessment by physician" or "Relevant referral to assessment by physiotherapist" [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks (at the initial visit at the Clinic of Sports Injuries) ]
- Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) [ Time Frame: At baseline ]
- Choice of treatment [ Time Frame: Up to 4 weeks (at the initial visit at the Clinic of Sports Injuries) ]Referral to physical therapy, surgery, information and advice, other
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02672046
|Silkeborg Regional Hospital|
|Silkeborg, Denmark, 8600|
|Principal Investigator:||Merete Nørgaard Madsen, PT||University of Aarhus|