Could preoperative preferences and expectations influence surgical decision making? Rheumatoid arthritis patients contemplating metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Arthroplasty
  • Choice Behavior
  • Hand Deformities, Acquired
  • Metacarpophalangeal Joint
  • Patient Participation

abstract

  • Patients who are eligible for metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty but decline surgery appear to have different baseline expectations and preferences than those who choose surgery. Patients who refuse surgery may use information differently in their decision-making process. Understanding and addressing patients' expectations and preferences preoperatively could help identify those patients who would most likely benefit from surgery.

publication date

  • January 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000295376.70930.7e

PubMed ID

  • 18176218

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 175

end page

  • 80

volume

  • 121

number

  • 1