Screening tests

Screening tests

Screening tests

The purpose of performing screening tests in the two orthopaedic surgery specialities is to develop the competencies of the healthcare staff to ensure that they can implement and relate to the results of the screenings that are relevant for the rehabilitation of patients with hip fractures and hip replacements. The data collection took place during two periods: 1 April 2011 – 1 June 2011 and 1 April 2012 – 1 June 2012. During the project period it was possible to involve all the patients admitted for treatment at the department over a 3-month period.

Data collection areas

Forms were developed for data collection with relevance to the five focus areas: pressure ulcers, retention, nutrition, confusion and rehabilitation complemented by the collection of other relevant data such as:

  • Demographic data
  • Pain and functional level
  • Other disorders
  • Self-assessed health condition
  • Type of fracture
  • Type of surgery
  • Waiting time for surgery (hip fractures)
  • Duration of admission
  • Complications
  • Contact person arrangement
  • Aids

Number of participating patients

Denmark: In 2011, 73 hip fracture patients and 39 alloplastic hip patients were included

Denmark: In 2012, 76 hip fracture patients and 44 alloplastic hip patients were included

Sweden: In 2011, 122 hip fracture patients and 46 alloplastic hip patients were included

Sweden: In 2012 (not yet available)

Data collection method

A questionnaire prepared by the Steering group and the participants in Prohip was used for the data collection.

Internationally recognised screening devices – EQ5D (EuroQol Five Dimensions), NMS (New Mobility Score), CAS (Cumulated Ambulation Score), CAM (Confusion Assessment Method) and GCS (Glasgow Coma Score), Norton Scale and VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) – were applied for the data collection.

Data analysis

Data analysis was performed by the respective researchers from the Steering group, Ami Hommel and Britta Hørdam (read more under ….. where you will be informed about research area, publications etc.). The data collection will be completed and presented at a workshop in March and be included in the final reporting (to be updated in March 2013).

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