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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2000 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Does Gender Affect Satisfactions of Patients with Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Nuray Elibol1,Bayram Ünver
1Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey DOI : 10.5152/jbachs.2017.106 Purpose: Patient satisfaction in orthopedic surgeries may differ according to age, gender, diagnosis, lifestyle, and cultural habits. The objective of this study was to investigate the satisfactions of patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) in terms of gender.

Methods: Primary THA patients who had undergone surgery at least 6 months before, aged 18 years or more, were enrolled in the study. All the patients were operated upon by the same surgeon. Patients with THA were evaluated by clinical status and satisfaction questionnaire, and differences were investigated between genders.

Results: In total, 94 patients (35 male, 59 female) were included, with a mean age of 57.1±14.6 years. The ability of the operation to reduce the medical need for pain was the most satisfactory parameter, while activity and work level for the last three months was the least satisfactory parameter for the patients. There was no significant difference between male and female satisfaction level.

Conclusion: We found no significant difference between genders regarding clinical status and satisfaction. Thus, we concluded that gender is not important in determining the treatment goals of patients following THA. Keywords : Gender, joint arthroplasty, satisfaction, total hip arthroplasty