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Table 4 Question: “What result/results matter the most to a patient undergoing a hip or knee replacement?”

From: Patients’ perspectives of outcomes after total knee and total hip arthroplasty: a nominal group study

DomainsTotalNG 1–6NG 7–8
NGT1–8, 45 people, 20 Male, 25 Female; 7 African-American, 28 White, 1 Asian, 2 Hispanic, 3 Multi Race; 270 votesn (%)n (%)n (%)
A. Relief of Pain117 (43.3)98 (45.4)19 (35.2)
B. Improved Function73 (27.0)64 (29.6)9 (16.7)
C. Improved Quality of life including social and family participation47 (17.4)28 (13.0)19 (35.2)
D. Avoiding Adverse Events/Revision Surgery:20 (7.4)18 (8.3)2 (3.7)
F. Optimization of post-operative care/Patient education13 (4.8)8 (3.7)5 (9.3)
Total votes:27021654