University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation; FORCE-TJR

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Musculoskeletal Diseases | Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Abstract

The International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Working Group have evaluated and recommended best practices in the selection, administration, and interpretation of PROMs for hip and knee arthroplasty registries. The 2 generic PROMs in common use are the Short Form health surveys (SF-36 or SF-12) and EuroQol 5-dimension (EQ-5D). The Working Group recommends that registries should choose specific PROMs that have been appropriately developed with good measurement properties for arthroplasty patients. The Working Group recommend the use of a 1-item pain question ("During the past 4 weeks, how would you describe the pain you usually have in your [right/left] [hip/knee]?"; response: none, very mild, mild, moderate, or severe) and a single-item satisfaction outcome ("How satisfied are you with your [right/left] [hip/knee] replacement?"; response: very unsatisfied, dissatisfied, neutral, satisfied, or very satisfied). Survey logistics include patient instructions, paper- and electronic-based data collection, reminders for follow-up, centralized as opposed to hospital-based follow-up, sample size, patient- or joint-specific evaluation, collection intervals, frequency of response, missing values, and factors in establishing a PROMs registry program. The Working Group recommends including age, sex, diagnosis at joint, general health status preoperatively, and joint pain and function score in case-mix adjustment models. Interpretation and statistical analysis should consider the absolute level of pain, function, and general health status as well as improvement, missing data, approaches to analysis and case-mix adjustment, minimal clinically important difference, and minimal detectable change. The Working Group recommends data collection immediately before and 1 year after surgery, a threshold of 60% for acceptable frequency of response, documentation of non-responders, and documentation of incomplete or missing data.

Keywords

arthroplasty, outcomes research

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Acta Orthop. 2016 Jul;87 Suppl 1:9-23. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2016.1181816. Epub 2016 May 26. Link to article on publisher's site. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Taylor and Francis on behalf of the Nordic Orthopedic Federation.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Acta orthopaedica

PubMed ID

27228230

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