- •A randomized controlled trial comparing home- versus group-based rehabilitation after total hip replacement is presented.
- •There were no differences in outcomes between the groups at any time point up to 26 weeks.
- •For most patients well enough to be discharged from the hospital within a week of surgery, independent (home-based) rehabilitation is a viable option.
- •Longitudinal examination of group differences may provide further insights into the benefits of group-based rehabilitation.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CI (confidence interval), MCID (minimal clinically important difference), MCS (mental component summary), PCS (physical component summary), RCT (randomized controlled trial), SF-36 (Short-Form 36-item Health Questionnaire), THR (total hip replacement), TUG (timed Up and Go test), UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index)
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