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Table 3 Compliance data of 180 patients undergoing THA/TKA

From: Current status survey of the extramural hospital management of venous thromboembolism after total hip and knee arthroplasty in China

  Patients number/percent of good patient compliance. N (%)
  Discharge time (days)
  1 7 14 21 28
Patient age (years)
 < 65 81 (100) 81 (100) 79 (97.5) 77 (95.1) 74 (91.4)
 > 65 99 (100) 94 (94.9) 90 (90.9) 85 (84.9) 80 (80.8)
 P value —— —— 0.065 0.041 0.045
Sex
 male 63 (100) 62 (98.4) 58 (92.1) 55 (87.3) 50 (79.4)
 female 117 (100) 116 (99.1) 114 (97.4) 111 (94.9) 108 (92.3)
 P value —— 0.655 0.095 0.019 0.011
Receive a follow-up questionnaire
 Yes 180 (100) 179 (99.4) 175 (97.2) 172 (95.6) 168 (93.3)
 No 180 (100) 172 (95.6) 163 (90.6) 151 (83.9) 143 (79.4)
 P value —— 0.018 0.008 0.000 0.000
  1. Good patient compliance was regarded as the agreement of taking their anticoagulant treatment protocol on time. It involves consuming patient drugs, the patient’s mental and physical state, patient and family member’s words. The bolded p value indicates statistical significance with p < 0.05.