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Table 2 Patient concerns within six weeks following TKAa by ICFb and outcome measure (n = 30).

From: A cross-sectional look at patient concerns in the first six weeks following primary total knee arthroplasty

Concern KOOSc WOMACd Oxforde
Body Function (7)    
   1. Decreasing pain in your surgical knee............... P1-P9* P1-5* 1*
   2. Reducing the swelling in your surgical leg......... S1   
   3. Avoiding infection in your surgical knee    
   4. Sleeping better at night    
   5. Increasing the bend in your surgical knee.......... S5   
   6. Increasing the straightening in your surgical knee S4   
   7. Increasing the strength in your legs    
Activities (15)    
   1. Getting out of bed on your own...................... A10 F17  
   2. Getting in/out of bath.................................. A13 F20  
   3. Putting on your own shoes or socks................. A9 F16  
   4. Dressing yourself    
   5. Walking on a flat surface............................. A6 F13  
   6. Walking on uneven ground    
   7. Descending stairs...................................... A1 F8 12
   8. Ascending stairs....................................... A2 F9  
   9. Cooking your own meals    
   10. Doing your own housework    
   11. Heavy domestic duties................................. A16 F23  
   12. Light domestic duties.................................. A17 F24  
   13. Getting in/out of car.................................... A7 F14 3
   14. Comfortably sit in car    
   15. Doing your exercises as prescribed by your physiotherapist    
Participation (4)    
   1. Driving a vehicle    
   2. Going shopping........................................ A8 F15 11
   3. Returning to hobbies (e.g. dancing, gardening)    
   4. Going back to regular exercise class or sport    
Environmental factors (4)    
   1. Being less of a burden on spouse or caregiver    
   2. Having the support of your family members    
   3. Having the support of your neighbours    
   4. Receiving competent care from health care workers in a timely manner    
Total number of concerns (32) 14 11 4
  1. a TKA = primary Total Knee Arthroplasty
  2. b ICF = International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
  3. c KOOS = Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome score (P, S, A = pain, symptom, activities of daily living subscale, respectively)
  4. d WOMAC = Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (P, F = pain, function subscale, respectively)
  5. e Oxford = Oxford Knee Scale
  6. * Numbers in these columns refer to the item number in the original questionnaire
  7. Note: Two concerns 'Receiving appropriate information regarding what to expect with rehabilitation following surgery' and 'Being independent' not covered by ICF & did not map to outcome measures