Hip precautions after hip operation (HippityHop): protocol for a before and after study evaluating hip precautions following total hip replacement

Lightfoot, C.J. and Sehat, K.R. and Drury, G. and Brewin, C. and Coole, C. and Drummond, A. (2018) Hip precautions after hip operation (HippityHop): protocol for a before and after study evaluating hip precautions following total hip replacement. British Journal of Occupational Therapy . ISSN 1477-6006

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Abstract

Introduction

Hip precautions are routinely used despite inconclusive evidence that they reduce dislocations, and concern that they impede activities of daily living. HippityHop compares a change in practice locally from implementing routine hip precautions to no routine precautions, in order to: 1. Compare patient outcomes in quality of life, functional performance, pain, sleep, mood and satisfaction. 2. Ascertain staff and patient perceptions of the two regimes. 3. Determine the cost of precautions.

Methods

Before and after study: phase one patients will receive hip precautions, while phase two patients will receive no routine precautions. We propose to collect data from 342 participants at baseline, and at one week, six weeks, and three months postoperatively. Interviews will be conducted with 20 staff and 20 patients, and data collected relating to costs.

Results

Statistical analysis will be conducted to compare the two groups to determine any differences in patient outcomes. Thematic analysis will be used to identify and report themes within the interview data.

Conclusion

If there are no additional advantages to hip precautions, patients could resume everyday activities more quickly, potentially improving their quality of life. Conversely, if withdrawing hip precautions is detrimental, evidence for precautions will be provided.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: total hip replacement, hip precautions, quality of life
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1177/0308022618757183
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 10:00
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 10:01
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50806

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