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Table 3 Conceptual framework

From: Development of a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) and change measure for use in early recovery following hip or knee replacement

Conceptual Framework Theme Subtheme
Recovery following lower limb arthroplasty Pain Swollen
Pain at night
Constant pain
Feeling faint
Feeling in general
Comfort
Joint pain
Muscle spasms
Pain killers
Improving function and mobility Difficulty getting into bed
Not able to stand or walk
Movement and mobility
Going up and down stairs
Strength
Experiences of healthcare Coping at home
Appetite
Mood
Feeling sick or woozy
Constipation
Unwell
Disorientated
Fatigue and sleep Feeling tired
Not sleeping well
Difficulty sleeping
Not sleeping due to pain
Energy level
Feeling overall
Support from others Family
Friends
Worry
Preoperative hip school
After discharge
Involvement in/understanding of care decisions Knowing enough to make decisions
Anaesthetic
Giving you what they think you need
Behaviour/ coping Putting up with it
Knowing my capabilities
Listening to what you are being told
Having faith in care providers
Physical crutches
Mental crutches