JointHealth™ express   May 24, 2017

What resources do you want to see in the EQUIP-TJR toolkit?

Here’s your chance to take a Canada-wide survey on the patient’s views on quality indicator resources for hip and knee replacement rehabilitation.

Researchers at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility in Vancouver have developed quality indicators (QIs) for hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Quality indicators state the quality of rehabilitation care that all patients having a joint replacement for hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) should expect to receive. They are currently creating a ‘toolkit’ to help people like you and your families learn about these QIs and use them to:
  • make informed decisions about your rehabilitation options
  • track the quality of care you receive
  • communicate your needs with your healthcare team
The researchers are conducting a survey to learn what types of resources and information patients would like to have in this EQUIP-TJR toolkit. The survey is conducted completely online. It will take about 15 minutes to complete. Based on the survey results, the research team will develop a variety of tools that patients can use to help them prepare for and recover from surgery with optimal rehabilitation care. This survey will help the team learn whether patient preferences differ between provinces and ensure they are developing tools that meet a variety of needs. The research team will ensure that all responses remain private by combining the responses from all participants.

You are eligible to participate in this survey if you:
  • Are 19 years of age or older AND
  • Have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee and waiting for hip or knee replacement surgery OR
  • Have had joint replacement surgery for hip or knee osteoarthritis in the past year
Please share the survey link with others who you think may be interested and also meet these characteristics. Your participation will help inform the development of the EQUIP-TJR toolkit and ultimately the quality and consistency of rehabilitation care across Canada.

The survey is open until: June 30th, 2017

Click here to take the survey: (or copy and paste the URL into your browser)