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Participation to the discharge study in AZ Maria Middelares

The Discharge Study

At the request of your surgeon, you agreed to participate in the Discharge study as part of your knee- or hip replacement journey at AZ Maria Middelares. In the Discharge study the hospitals investigates the effect of early discharge from hospital to a home setting on the outcome of hip- or knee replacement surgery.

At the start of the study, you will be randomly assigned to the control or intervention study group.

  • If you are in the intervention group, you will be discharged after 1 day in the hospital
  • If you are assigned to the control group, you will be discharged after 3 days in the hospital.

Your surgeon will only allow early discharge if you are recovering properly from surgery and you can be discharged home safely.

The use of the moveUP application during your knee or hip rehabilitation

Before your surgery and during your rehabilitation, you will be asked to use the moveUP application. The moveUP application will be used for data collection during the Discharge Study. You will use to use the app to keep track of your symptoms and evolution.

Via the app, you will be asked to:

  • Fill in a daily questionnaire on your pre-and post-operative status
  • Use an activity tracker to keep track of your activity levels
  • Fill in intermediate standardised questionnaires for evaluation of your surgery outcome.

Based on the data collected via the moveUP app, your surgeon will also receive a detailed report on your evolution. You will also receive information modules via the moveUP app to ensure that you receive the right information at the right time of your rehabilitation.

Price and reimbursement

The activity tracker and the use of the moveUP app are free of charge for all patients who participate in the Discharge Study.

No plans yet for your rehabilitation?

Via the moveUP app it is also possible to follow a personalised rehabilitation trajectory. A specialised team of physical therapists and doctors will monitor and advice you on a daily bases. Based on the data collected via the application, you will received personalised exercises and advice on pain and activity management.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to send a message to the moveUP team via the moveUP chat or support@moveup.care.

Updated on December 13, 2021

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