Motivation Of A Patient 's Level Of Intrinsic Motivation

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Abstract The overall purpose of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between a patient’s level of intrinsic motivation and success in rehab given two different therapy settings. Determining if such a relationship exists will allow for doctors and physical therapists alike to guide their patients more effectively in deciding the most appropriate protocol. The study will recruit 50 participants aged 65-75 that are scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty. The participants will be randomly assigned to an outpatient physical therapy protocol or to a home-based rehabilitation protocol. Pre-surgery, they will be assessed on their levels of intrinsic motivation using the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory. Following a twelve week rehabilitation protocol, participants will have the range of motion of their knee joint measured using a Chattanooga Group Goniometer. Additionally, they will have their knee functionality and joint pain measured utilized the Oxford Knee Score. Upon completion of these measurements, data will be organized and statistical analysis will be performed in the form of multiple regression analysis. On an individual level, determining if a relationship exists between motivation type and corresponding success in a given setting has implications in elevating the level of patient care for orthopedic procedures. The next step in the research process is to develop additional studies seeking to clarify and address the different and more in depth
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