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Total knee replacement (TDP) surgery is recognized as an effective surgical option for patients who develop moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Before, during and after TDP surgery, patients experience physical, psychological and social problems. After TDP surgery, patients may experience problems such as dependency and sleep problems in their daily living activities. Patients who have sleep problems, who cannot rest enough, become tired and experience anxiety as a result. It has been stated that the education given to the patients in the preoperative period reduces anxiety and analgesic needs and increases satisfaction. Progressive relaxation exercises in patients It has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms such as anxiety, pain and fatigue. With the widespread use of mobile technologies, a rapid development is observed in mobile health applications and it is thought that its use in the field of health will provide great benefits to nursing services. This study is of the randomized controlled experimental type. During the application process, a mobile-based training and exercise program will be applied to the patients in the experimental group. As the education content, information about pre- and post-operative information and video-supported training content that will guide the patients with voice commands about the exercises that the patients will do before the surgery will be included in the mobile application. With the implementation of this program, continuity will be ensured by meeting the information needs of the patients before and after the surgery, and by performing progressive relaxation and knee exercises correctly and regularly. With the use of this mobile application, it is aimed to increase the physical functions of the patients by reducing the level of anxiety and fear of movement.


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NCT number NCT05187065
Study type Interventional
Source Giresun University
Contact ALKAY KARA, MSc
Phone +905394416497
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 1, 2022
Completion date July 1, 2023

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