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Table 3 Proportion of participants reporting clinically important change

From: Decline in Health-Related Quality of Life reported by more than half of those waiting for joint replacement surgery: a prospective cohort study

Construct Category
  Decline* n (%) No change n (%) Improvement n (%)
Health-Related Quality of Life (AQoL)    
   Overall sample 67 (53) 23 (18) 37 (29)
Total hip replacement 35 (56) 12 (19) 16 (25)
Total knee replacement 32 (50) 11 (17) 21 (33)
Health status (WOMAC Index)    
   Overall sample 30 (25) 61 (51) 28 (24)
Total hip replacement 16 (26) 31 (51) 14 (23)
Total knee replacement 14 (24) 30 (52) 14 (24)
  1. *Decrease of ≥0.04 units for AQoL instrument; increase of ≥9.6 units for WOMAC Index
  2. Increase of ≥0.04 units for AQoL; decrease of ≥8.2 units for WOMAC Index