Effectiveness of a Program Promoting Behaviors Exercise of Leg and Knee Muscles to Recovery in Patients with Total Knee Arthroplasty
Keywords:Behaviors exercise, Total Knee Arthroplasty
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of a program promoting behaviors exercise of leg and knee muscles to recovery in patients with total knee arthroplasty. The sample consisted of 20 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. The sample was assigned into two groups: the experimental group (n = 10) and the control group (n = 10). The research instruments for data collection were the questionnaire on general information, range of motion record which examination for quality by four experts. The Reliability of questionnaire on perceived self-efficacy of exercising leg and knee muscles, questionnaire on outcome expectation of exercising leg and knee muscles, questionnaire on social support, questionnaire on behaviors of exercising leg and knee muscles and the questionnaire on recovery after total knee arthroplasty were .88, .92, .86, .91 and .94
The results found that the both groups had higher perceived self-efficacy and outcome expectation of exercising leg and knee muscles than before experiment. Furthermore, there were the statistically significant differences in behaviors of exercising leg and knee muscles, social support, recovery after total knee arthroplasty and average knee flexion for both groups in after experiment. (p<.05).
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