O'Neill, T and Jinks, C and Ong, BN (2007) Decision-making regarding total knee replacement surgery: a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Health Services Research, 7. 52 -?. ISSN 1472-6963

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Abstract

Knee osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent condition that can result in disability and reduced quality of life. The evidence suggests that total knee replacement surgery (TKR) is an effective intervention for patients with severe knee problems, but there is also an unmet need for this treatment in the UK. To help understand the reason for this unmet need, the aim of this study was to explore the factors that influence the decision-making process of TKR surgery by synthesising the available evidence from qualitative research on this topic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: osteoarthritis, knee pain, total knee replacement surgery, TKR
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:16
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 10:31
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/102

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