Perceived self-efficacy gained from, and health effects of, a rehabilitation program after hip joint replacement
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 by the American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Care & Research
Volume 53, Issue 4, pages 585–592, 15 August 2005
How to Cite
Dohnke, B., Knäuper, B. and Müller-Fahrnow, W. (2005), Perceived self-efficacy gained from, and health effects of, a rehabilitation program after hip joint replacement. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 53: 585–592. doi: 10.1002/art.21324
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 5 SEP 2004
- Wilhelm Stiftung für Rehabilitationsforschung
- Routine multidisciplinary rehabilitation;
- Hip joint replacement;
- Depressive symptoms
To examine whether a routine multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program can increase patient self-efficacy, and to investigate the effects of high self-efficacy at admission, and increases in self-efficacy, on health changes in patients who undergo such rehabilitation after hip joint replacement.
Participants in this longitudinal study were 1,065 patients who underwent inpatient rehabilitation after hip joint replacement. Questionnaires were administered at admission, discharge, and 6-month followup. The main outcome variables were disability, pain, depressive symptomatology, and self-efficacy to cope with disability and pain.
Significant improvements from admission to discharge from the inpatient rehabilitation program in disability, pain, depressive symptoms, and self-efficacy were found. In addition, higher levels of self-efficacy at admission and larger increases in self-efficacy over the course of the program predicted larger health changes (i.e., greater decreases in disability, pain, and depressive symptoms). Results were generally similar for health changes from discharge to 6-month followup.
A routine multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program after hip joint replacement can result in enhanced self-efficacy.