pre-injury physical function in ortho trauma

Overview

Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: pre-injury , physical function , orthopedic trauma , patient reported outcomes
IRB Number: 00065874
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma

Brief Summary

 

Objective 1: Compare patient and proxy assessment of pre-injury physical function to explore differences in responses and direction of responses.

Objective 2: Compare patient and proxy assessment of pre-injury physical function to explore agreement.  

 

This information will inform clinical practice because it will show that we can (or cannot) measure pre-injury function at 2 weeks post-op and can (or cannot) use this data as a baseline measurement to compare longer-term outcomes.

Principal Investigator: Ami Stuart
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator: Erik Kubiak

Contact Information

Name:Kirby Corbey
Phone: 801-213-3366
Email: kirby.corbey@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria for the patient population under study consists of both male and female adults, at least 18 years old, who have been hospitalized and had surgery for any orthopaedic trauma at the University of Utah.

Inclusion for the proxy participant consists of both male and female adults, at least 18 years old, who have been present with the patient participant at their highest level of physical function within the 6 months prior to injury.

Exclusion Criteria

 

Exclusion criteria for our patient population will be the following:

  • Age <18 years
  • Non-English speaking patients
  • Patients without proxies or with proxies unwilling to participate
  • Patients without proxies who can assess their physical function in the previous 6 months
  • Patients who had orthopaedic trauma but did not have surgery

 

Exclusion criteria for our proxy population will be the following:

  • Age <18 years
  • Non-English speaking proxies
  • Proxies who have not been present for the patient’s highest level of physical functioning within the 6 months prior to injury.