Effect of a Video Intervention on Functional Recovery Following Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Repair


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Although much research has documented the functional outcomes in hip repair surgery, few studies have identified effective interventions to improve functional outcomes. The purpose of this study was to test the use of generic and individualized videos on patients' return to preoperative levels of independent functioning, increased physical performance, improved coping ability, and enhanced perception of ability to care for self. Two rehabilitation units in separate acute care facilities were used to recruit subjects. Data were collected on 82 participants on admission to the study, on discharge from rehabilitation, 1 week after discharge, and 3 months post discharge. The results indicate that video intervention has some benefit to persons recovering from hip repair surgery. The benefits were realized in physical performance as evidenced by a significant difference in the distance walked and time walked of participants in the treatment group.