Lifestyle and health-related quality of life in Asian patients with total hip arthroplasties

Kimie Fujita, Zhenlan Xia, Xueqin Liu, Masaaki Mawatari, Kiyoko Makimoto

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Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty reduces pain and restores physical function in patients with hip joint problems. This study examined lifestyle and health-related quality of life before and after total hip arthroplasty in Japanese and Chinese patients. Two hospitals in China recruited 120 patients and 120 Japanese patients matched by age and operative status were drawn from a prospective cohort database. Oxford Hip Score, EuroQol, and characteristics of Asian lifestyle and attitudes toward the operation were assessed. There were no differences between patients from the two countries in quality-of-life-scale scores: postoperative patients had significantly better quality-of-life scores than preoperative patients in both countries. In China, patients who reported that living at home was inconvenient had significantly worse Oxford Hip Scores than those who did not. Mean scores for anxiety items concerning possible dislocation and durability of the implant were significantly higher in Japanese than in Chinese subjects. Our findings suggest that providing information about housing conditions and lifestyles would result in improved quality of life and reduced anxiety in patients with implanted joints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-372
Number of pages8
JournalNursing and Health Sciences
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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