Psychology in Total Knee Replacement Surgery: Patient Needs, Interventions and Personality Traits

Samantha Bay

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

What patient needs should psychological interventions target for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA)? Can psychological interventions improve patient outcomes after TKA? Are personality traits related to TKA outcomes? In exploring these questions, this thesis showed that psychological interventions should manage unrealistic expectations, address worries, aid in preparations for surgery, and provide strategies to manage physical and psychological difficulties. An intervention was designed, and a pilot study showed it was feasible to conduct future clinical trials to assess its effectiveness, though changes to the protocol are needed. Neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and trait anxiety were associated with TKA outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • McLean, Neil, Supervisor
  • Maybery, Murray, Supervisor
  • Byrnes, Michelle, Supervisor
  • Kuster, Markus, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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