Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Jennifer Waldron, Honors Thesis Advisor
Gait disorders; Total knee replacement--Patients--Psychology;
Rehabilitation through the use of physical therapy for the total knee arthroplasty (TKA), or knee replacement,procedure can be an arduous process. The purpose of this study is to identify any relationships between various psychological factors and angular variables observed during the functional activity of gait for TKA patients. Application of these results may be utilized by physical therapists to maximize the quality of personal patient care provided while allowing patients the opportunity to successfully return to the functional activity of walking. Psychological factors that were examined included those noted in the self-determination theory studied by Ryan & Patrick (2009): motivation, autonomy, competence, and relatedness. The participant’s perceptions of the rehabilitation process were acquired by survey analysis, and the relationship between these perceptions and the patient’s angular gait variables was determined.
Year of Submission
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2019 Tyler S. Rogers
Rogers, Tyler S., "The relationship between psychological factors and the gait analysis of a total knee arthroplasty patient: A case study" (2019). Honors Program Theses. 363.