Verwachtingen en tevredenheid bij totale knieprothese

Translated title of the contribution: Patient expectations and satisfaction concerning total knee arthroplasty Background

Tijs Duivenvoorden*, Hennie Verburg, Jan A.N. Verhaar, Sita M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra, Max Reijman

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Approximately 5-10% of patients is dissatisfied after a total knee arthroplasty. Several studies suggest that unrealistic expectations contribute to this; however, a systematic overview of the literature is missing. We searched for literature on the relationship between preoperative expectations and patient satisfaction after primary total knee arthroplasty. Our hypothesis was that high or unfulfilled expectations lead to more dissatisfaction. Design: Systematic literature review Method: Using a systematic search strategy, prospective and retrospective studies with a follow-up of a minimum of six months, were obtained from PubMed publisher, MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Web-of-Science. The search terms included 'total knee arthroplasty', 'preoperative expectations' and 'patient satisfaction'. Two reviewers independently selected the studies. Two reviewers independently conducted the quality assessment. Finally, a best evidence synthesis was performed. Results: The search yielded 6802 studies, of which eight met the inclusion criteria. Limited evidence was found that there is no significant relation between expectations and satisfaction regarding limitations in recreation, walking distance, use of a walking aid and expected time to full recovery. Conflicting evidence was found that high expectations regarding general improvement, pain reduction and limitations in activities of daily living are associated with more dissatisfaction. Moderate evidence was found that patients with unfulfilled expectations were more often dissatisfied. Conclusion: Limited prospective research has been published on the relationship between expectations and patient satisfaction concerning total knee arthroplasty. The outcomes are very heterogenous and conclusions from these outcomes should be treated carefully. Future research needs to be more standardised and should utilise validated questionnaires.

Translated title of the contributionPatient expectations and satisfaction concerning total knee arthroplasty Background
Original languageDutch
Article numberD534
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2017


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