Mobile Educations Effect on Pain Outcomes


About this study

The purpose of this study is to explore the clinical impact of pain management education using a mobile web-based education delivery system compared to standard education delivery. This study seeks to understand the difference between two different education delivery methodologies and the effect on the postoperative pain experience, including participation in treatment plan, knowledge, pain outcomes, and opioid requirements in patients undergoing major hip (THA) and knee (TKA) arthroplasty. It is hypothesized that a real-time, interactive, mobile education system will demonstrate improved pain associated outcomes and higher patient participation when compared to the current standard education delivery method.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients
  • over the age of 18 years
  • undergoing surgical intervention and inpatient care for one of the following procedures:
  • total hip arthroplasty (THA) (primary, bilateral, and revision)
  • total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (primary, bilateral, unicompartmental, and revision)
  • Fluent in the English language

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Undergoing more complex hip and knee procedures such as:
  • implant resections with or without spacer placement
  • liner exchange
  • THA or unipolar hip arthroplasty related to repair of hip fracture.
  • Preexisting physical or cognitive limitations that would hinder their ability to use the mobile application

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Amber Stitz, APRN, CNS, M.S.

Closed for enrollment

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