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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue3
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5039
Published online: 28 July 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5039-5044
Denitsa Grozdeva1ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Evgenia Vladeva2ORCID logo, Gergana Nenova3ORCID logo, Veselinka Nestorova4ORCID logo,
1) Department of Conservative Dental Treatment and Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
2)Department of Physiotherapy, rehabilitation and Thalassotherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
3) Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
4)Department of Optometry and Occupational Diseases, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.

Introduction: Total hip joint replacement is the most frequent surgery intervention for the treatment of degenerative diseases. Rehabilitation after surgery plays an instrumental role for functional recovery and returning to the labor market or daily activities. Although postsurgical pain and function improvement are widely explored, there is no focus on other aspects of life influenced by total hip replacement. The most used instruments for quality of life measuring are specific ones, but a number of disadvantages lead to the need for broad–ranged concept.
Aim: to evaluate the quality of life in total hip replacement patients undergoing a personalized rehabilitation program and to define its influence on physical, psychological, social and environmental dimensions of life.
Material and methods: A personalized rehabilitation program was applied for 7 days in 19 patients who underwent conventional total hip replacement surgery. Quality of life was measured on the first and the last day of their hospital stay by using the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire.
Results: Significantly improved QOL total score was reported for all participants after the rehabilitation course. Comparing QOL in domains shows statistically significant improvement in all of them except "Social relationships."
Conclusion:  Early rehabilitationwith an individual approach could achieve QOL improvement in different life aspects of THR patients. WHOQOL-BREF could be a useful tool for quality of life assessment after rehabilitation surgical interventions such as total hip replacement.

Keywords: total hip replacement recovery, WHOQOL-BREF, deep oscillations,

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Please cite this article as: Grozdeva D, Vladeva E, Nenova G, Nestorov V. Quality of Life in Patients with total hip replacement – a pilot study. J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5039-5044. [Crossref - 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5039]

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Denitsa Grozdeva, Department of Conservative Dental Treatment and Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: Denitsa.Grozdeva@mu-varna.bg

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Received: 13 February 2023
Published online: 28 July 2023

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