Telerehabilitation of Patients After Knee Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03731208|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2020
This project is aimed to investigate the feasibility of employing communication and sensor technologies for the patient after a knee operation.
In the study, it is hypothesized that the effectiveness of postoperative rehabilitation programs might be improved by establishing electronic communication between healthcare professionals and the patients. It is also believed that users satisfaction and patients quality of life will be improved.
The telerehabilitation program promises a synchronized communication as well as an individualized training program (by health professionals) based on the patient's electronic reports.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Knee Osteoarthritis||Device: Telerehabilitation||Not Applicable|
Aim The objectives of this project are to assess the feasibility of using a telerehabilitation program for patients after a knee operation and investigate the acceptance of the provided solution by the patients and healthcare professionals.
Hypothesis It is hypothesized that the acceptance and satisfaction of patients and healthcare professionals by using the telerehabilitation program will be high and correlated with patients' exercise adherence and health recovery.
Telerehabilitation Group (Target Group) The subjects will be recruited before the operation and will be followed during an 8-week rehabilitation period.
In addition to the telerehabilitation program, the subjects will receive the regular treatment offered by Farsø Hospital in connection with total knee replacement surgery and are to follow the same rehabilitation procedure as regular patients (see below).
Before the operation, the project physiotherapist will hand over the telerehabilitation system equipment and instruct the subject how to use the system. In addition, the physiotherapist will also ask the subject to follow the instruction process and try the available services a few times. The physiotherapist makes sure that the subject can operate the system easily and without any challenges.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Future Patient - Telerehabilitation of Patients After Knee Surgery|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 15, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 1, 2020|
Experimental: Intervention group
The patient assign to this arm receive the telerehabilitation program for 8-week after a knee operation
The telerehabilitation program equipment consists of the following devices:
- Usability of the telerehabilitation program: semi-structured interview [ Time Frame: The interview is conducted two weeks after discharge. ]The data is collected by a semi-structured interview
- Exercise adherence [ Time Frame: Everyday, started after discharge and for period of 8-weeks ]Measured by telerehabilitation system reports
- Self-reported pain, stiffness, and physical function: KOOS [ Time Frame: After discharge (weeks 2, 8) ]Measured using Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)
- Self-reported pain and physical function: OKS [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation), and after discharge (weeks 0,2,4,6,8) ]measured by an electronic version of Oxford Knee Score (OKS)
- Self-reported pain: VAS [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation), and every third day after discharge (for period of 8 weeks) ]Measured by an electronic report of the visual analog scale (VAS) of pain [minimum 0, Maximum 10] higher values represent a higher level of pain
- Self-reported knee swelling [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation), and every third day after discharge (for period of 8 weeks) ]measured by an electronic report of knee circumference
- Quality of life: EQ-5D [ Time Frame: After discharge (weeks 2, 8) ]Measured using Euro Quality of Life - 5 Dimension (EQ-5D)
- Users satisfaction: semi-structured interview [ Time Frame: The interview is conducted two weeks after discharge. ]Measured by semi-structured interview
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03731208
|Aalborg, Denmark, 9220|
|Aalborg University Hospital|
|Farsø, Denmark, 9640|