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Patient preoperative expectations of total hip replacement in European orthopedic centers.

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OBJECTIVE: Patient expectations have been identified as a factor that may account for individual differences in recovery after total hip replacement (THR) surgery. However, patient expectations have not been studied within a valid theoretical framework. This study employed the World Health Organization's model of health, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), to classify the content of preoperative patient expectations of THR. METHODS: A European cohort ...

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10.1002/acr.20596

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Journal:
Arthritis care and research More from this journal
Volume:
63
Issue:
11
Pages:
1521-1527
Publication date:
2011-11-01
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EISSN:
2151-4658
ISSN:
2151-464X

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