Is quality of life related to risk of falling, fear of falling, and functional status in patients with hip arthroplasty?


BÜKER N., Eraslan U., KİTİŞ A., KITER A. E. , Akkaya S., SÜTÇÜ G.

PHYSIOTHERAPY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, vol.24, no.3, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pri.1772
  • Title of Journal : PHYSIOTHERAPY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL

Abstract

Objective The aim of the study was to investigate the relation between health-related quality of life and risk of falling, fear of falling, and functional status in patients with hip arthroplasty. Methods In this cross-sectional study, 48 hips of 45 patients who aged between 33 and 79 (53.56 +/- 12.50) years and had cementless total hip arthroplasty between 2010 and 2014 were evaluated. Twenty-seven of the patients participated in the study were female (60.0%) and 18 were male (40.0%). Health-related quality of life with Nottingham Health Profile, function of the hip joint with Harris Hip Score, risk of falling with Performance-Oriented Motion Assessment I, and fear of falling with Falls Efficacy Scale were assessed. In addition, chair stand test, 40-m walk test, stair-climb test, and single leg stance test were carried out. In analysing the relationships between these parameters, Pearson correlation analysis was employed. The level of significance was considered as p Among the cases, who were evaluated 87.10 +/- 45.22 (22.43-214.71) weeks after the operation, a significant correlation was found between health-related quality of life and risk of falling, function of hip joint, and functional tests (p < 0.05). Conclusion The evaluation of the factors related to health-related quality of life in hip arthroplasty patients may help identify patient needs and guide the rehabilitation process.