Retrospective study of outcomes following total hip arthroplasty in patients 55 years of age and older

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Title:
Retrospective study of outcomes following total hip arthroplasty in patients 55 years of age and older
Author:
Montana, Bridget Joyce, 1957-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A descriptive design was used to identify the differences between and among the variables studied: sex and age, marital status, amount of physical and occupational therapy, length of stay, total hospital charges, and discharge destination for patients 55 years of age and older, following a total hip arthroplasty. The setting was a 650-bed medical center in a Southwestern city. The population for this study was the medical records of 61 patients (27 male and 34 female, aged 55-84 years) with the DRG 209 assignment, major joint procedure, hip replacements only, and with primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Data collection was done through a retrospective chart audit of patients discharged during the period from August 1, 1989, through April 5, 1990. The study findings were consistent with the literature in that older persons over 75 years of age have longer length of stay, require more rehabilitation post-operatively, and have an increased probability of being discharged to an intermediate or long-term care facility.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longman, Alice J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRetrospective study of outcomes following total hip arthroplasty in patients 55 years of age and olderen_US
dc.creatorMontana, Bridget Joyce, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMontana, Bridget Joyce, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA descriptive design was used to identify the differences between and among the variables studied: sex and age, marital status, amount of physical and occupational therapy, length of stay, total hospital charges, and discharge destination for patients 55 years of age and older, following a total hip arthroplasty. The setting was a 650-bed medical center in a Southwestern city. The population for this study was the medical records of 61 patients (27 male and 34 female, aged 55-84 years) with the DRG 209 assignment, major joint procedure, hip replacements only, and with primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Data collection was done through a retrospective chart audit of patients discharged during the period from August 1, 1989, through April 5, 1990. The study findings were consistent with the literature in that older persons over 75 years of age have longer length of stay, require more rehabilitation post-operatively, and have an increased probability of being discharged to an intermediate or long-term care facility.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343591en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26794214en_US
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