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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for interview participants (n = 27)

From: What matters to patients following total knee arthroplasty? A grounded theory of adapting to a knee replacement

Participant Characteristics   
Age (years) Mean: 71 Min: 54 Max: 96  
   Count (%)
Sex Female 18 (67)
Male 9 (33)
Marital Status Married / Common-law 19 (70)
Widowed 3 (11)
Divorced 5 (19)
Annual household Income  < $40,000 10 (37)
$40,000 to < $60,000 5 (19)
$60,000 to < $80,000 2 (7)
 > $80,000 8 (30)
Missing 2 (7)
Education  < High School 1 (4)
High School Graduate 8 (30)
College/Technical School Grad 7 (26)
University Undergrad Degree 2 (7)
University Graduate Degree 5 (19)
Other 2 (7)
Missing 2 (7)
Ethnicity North American 17 (63)
European 5 (19)
Pacific Asian 2 (7)
Aboriginal (First Nation) 1 (4)
Missing 2 (7)
Provincial health region 1 6 (22)
2 3 (11)
3 6 (22)
4 5 (19)
5 7 (26)
Overall satisfaction with results
(at 36 months)a
Very Dissatisfied 6 (22)
Dissatisfied 10 (37)
Neutral 6 (22)
Satisfied 2 (7)
Very Satisfied 3 (11)
Willing to have TKA again, knowing what they now know (at 36 months)b Yes 13 (48)
No 8 (30)
Uncertain 6 (22)
  1. a PEAK 36-month questionnaire question: Overall, how satisfied are you with the results of your knee replacement surgery?
  2. b PEAK 36-month questionnaire question: Finally, knowing what your knee replacement did for you, if you could go back in time, would you still have undergone this surgery?