The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences of informal family caregivers of patients with hip and knee replacement surgery during the pre- and post-operative period. The purpose is to better understand caregivers' experiences and perception of gaps in the current resources, knowledge, and services provided.
To participate you must:
- be the primary family caregiver of an individual who has undergone total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis in the last five years.
- be involved in regular (at least once per week) caregiving activities.
- reside in the community (as does the patient).
- speak and understand spoken and written English.
Family caregivers will be asked to participate in a 45-60 minute semi-structured interview. Participation may be in-person or via phone.
Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific research studies only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.