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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Brodney S, Fowler FJ, Barry MJ
Comparison of three measures of shared decision making: SDM Process_4, CollaboRATE, and SURE scales.
This study compared 3 different shared decision making (SDM) aids for patients facing surgery for hip or knee osteoarthritis, lumbar herniated disc or lumber spinal stenosis (backs). Patients were surveys after they used one of the following patient decision aids (PDAs): SMD Process_4, CollaboRATE, or SURE. The sample size was 649 with a mean age of 63.3 years, 51% female, and 60% were college educated. Most patients (69%) were facing hip or knee surgery. Results showed that the PDAs did aid patients – especially for hips/knees and were different for each PDA.
Citation: Brodney S, Fowler FJ, Barry MJ . Comparison of three measures of shared decision making: SDM Process_4, CollaboRATE, and SURE scales. Med Decis Making 2019 Aug;39(6):673-80. doi: 10.1177/0272989x19855951..
Keywords: Decision Making, Surgery, Arthritis, Back Health and Pain
Chimenti PC, Drinkwater CJ, Li W
Factors associated with early improvement in low back pain after total hip arthroplasty: A multi-center prospective cohort analyses.
This study identified factors associated with an improvement in low back pain (LBP) at six-month follow-up after total hip arthroplasty (THA). It found that among patients reporting severe or moderate LBP preoperatively, 56 percent improved 6 months after surgery. Patients without improvement were more likely to be on Medicare, have a high school education or less, have household income less than $45,000 and have one or more comorbid conditions.
Citation: Chimenti PC, Drinkwater CJ, Li W . Factors associated with early improvement in low back pain after total hip arthroplasty: A multi-center prospective cohort analyses. J Arthroplasty 2016 Jan;31(1):176-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.07.028.
Keywords: Back Health and Pain, Arthritis, Surgery, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Registries