South Asian Knee Arthroplasty Research (SAKAR)

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Nitya Suryaprakash & Stirling Bryan

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a high-volume surgery (approx. 56,000 surgeries per annum in Canada).  Understanding the experience and varying care needs among people with different ethnic backgrounds is critical if we are to deliver patient-centred care and improve the experience and outcomes of TKA for all Canadians.

The SAKAR (South Asian Knee Arthroplasty Research) project seeks to uncover the research needs of Canada-based South Asian patients who have undergone TKA, as well as those of their caregivers and the clinicians who primarily serve patients from such communities. South Asian TKA patients are active partners in the project.

This presentation will provide an overview of the study phases, the data collection process, the challenges and successes in implementation, and the emerging themes from the focus group work. We will also provide insights into the Delphi process we are undertaking to reach a consensus on research priorities.