A Telemedicine Solution for Remote Support of Rehabilitation, for Patients Undergoing, Total Hip Arthroplasty Surgery

2014-07-23 21:13:29 | BioPortfolio


The RRS project is a Randomized Clinical Trial documenting the effect of Remote Rehabilitation and Support via a telemedicine solution for patients undergoing an optimized fast-track orthopedic surgery procedure with the implementation of a total hip arthroplasty. With the telemedicine solution the investigators will support and try to motivate the patient to be discharged after only one day of hospitalization.


This PhD study evaluates the effect of an information technology solution containing RRS. The way it supports, informs and educates the patient and support person, provides an opportunity for communication between the patient and the surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses at the hospital.

The parameters evaluated will be: Length of stay, health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL), functional outcome, pain, anxiety, complications and an evaluation of the socio-economic effect.

The aim of the study generates the following hypotheses and focus for publication one:

- Length of stay is lower for the intervention group compared to the control group.

- The average quality of life measured with EQ-5D will either be the same or higher when comparing the intervention group with the control group.

- Compared to the control group the functional outcome of the intervention group measured with Oxford Hip Score (OHS) and Timed Up and Go (TUG) will be the same or better.

- Complications measured as luxations, infections, and reoperations are the same or lower in the intervention group compared to the control group.

There will be conducted studies where the results will be publicized in two individual articles based on the following hypotheses.

Publication two:

- There will be a correlation between patients with the highest level of psychological problems and symptoms of psychopathology measured with Symptom Checklist-90-R, and the postoperative outcome measured with EQ5D, anxiety and TUG.

- There will be a correlation between support persons with the highest level of psychological problems and symptoms of psychopathology measured with Symptom Checklist-90-R, and the postoperative outcome measured with EQ5D, anxiety and TUG for the patient they are related to.

Publication three:

• The socio-economic costs will be lower for the intervention group compared to the control group based on self reported data and data collected from official databases. This study will be conducted as a piggy back to the RCT.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Quality of Life


remote rehabilitation support


Regionshospitalet SIlkeborg


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Regionshospitalet Silkeborg

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