Research into physical activity and joint replacement published by UEA reseachers

posted 28 Sep 2015, 04:20 by Clara Yates   [ updated 28 Sep 2015, 04:20 ]
Researchers at UEA, supported by some Research Capability Funding (RCF) from South Norfolk CCG, have published a paper entitled:

Patients’ perceptions of physical activity before and after joint replacement: a systematic review with meta-ethnographic analysis

The aim of the research was to find out the attitudes and perceptions about physical activity of people awaiting knee or hip replacements. They were also interested in the views of people who had already had the surgery. The authors found that many people want to return to the activity levels they enjoyed before they experienced problems with their joints. However there is limited interest in actually undertaking greater levels of physical activity. The authors conclude that improving the education and awareness of the benefits of physical activity after joint replacement may encourage more people to take part.

The abstract can be accessed here, and the full citation is:
Smith TO, Latham S, Maskry A, Blyth V.  Postgrad Med J. 2015 Sep;91(1079):483-91