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Table 4 Self-perceived change in wellbeing

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 Worse* No change Better#
  n % n % n %
Pain       
   Overall sample 112 85 15 11 5 4
Total hip replacement 59 92 5 8 0 0
Total knee replacement 53 78 10 15 5 7
Fatigue       
   Overall sample 100 76 27 21 5 4
Total hip replacement 49 77 14 22 1 2
Total knee replacement 51 75 13 19 4 6
Overall quality of life       
   Overall sample 96 73 30 23 6 5
Total hip replacement 48 76 14 22 1 2
Total knee replacement 48 70 16 23 5 7
Overall health       
   Overall sample 72 55 49 37 10 8
Total hip replacement 34 54 26 41 3 5
Total knee replacement 38 56 23 34 7 10
Confidence in managing one's health       
   Overall sample 74 56 46 35 13 10
Total hip replacement 37 58 20 31 7 11
Total knee replacement 37 54 26 38 6 9
  1. *Combines 'A great deal worse', 'Moderately worse' and 'A little worse' categories
  2. #Combines 'A little better', 'Moderately better' and 'A great deal better' categories
  3. May not total 100% due to rounding