The Effectiveness of Client-Centered Intervention With Telerehabilitation Method After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Torpil B., Kaya Ö.

OTJR-OCCUPATION PARTICIPATION AND HEALTH, vol.42, no.1, pp.40-49, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/15394492211038293
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-49
  • Keywords: client-centered, quality of life, knee arthroplasty, occupational performance, telerehabilitation, telemedicine, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY, REHABILITATION, OSTEOARTHRITIS, PROGRAM, ADULTS, PAIN
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


There is known to be a decrease in quality of life and perceived occupational performance and satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study was planned to examine the effectiveness of a client-centered (CC) intervention with the telerehabilitation (TR) method on the quality of life, perceived occupational performance, and satisfaction after TKA. A total of 38 patients who had undergone TKA were randomly assigned to the CC and control groups. A 12-day intervention program was applied to the CC group. The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) were applied before and after intervention. The 12-day intervention showed a strong effect on all parameters in the CC group (p<.001). In the postintervention comparisons, a significant difference was found in favor of the CC group (p < .001). CC interventions with the TR method can be used in post-TKA interventions.