BSc Physio (Hon); PhD (enrolled)
Nardia is a clinical physiotherapist completing her PhD at Curtin University with the OPUS Centre for Research Excellence. At OPUS, Nardia is working to gain a better understand of success after TKR, through both better understanding patient satisfaction and exploring the cross-over between satisfaction and patient reported changes in pain and function outcomes. The study combines interviews from 40 people who have undergone a total knee replacement surgery, with data from 500 people from the total knee replacement registry based at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. These data will be compared to create a bigger picture of ‘success’ and potentially inform the variables that influence individuals to having a ‘successful’ total knee replacement.
Nardia-Rose Klem, Peter Kent, Anne Smith, Michelle Dowsey, Robyn Fary, Rob Schütze, Peter O’Sullivan, Peter Choong, Samantha Bunzli, Satisfaction after total knee replacement for osteoarthritis is usually high, but what are we measuring? A systematic review, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, 100032, ISSN 2665-9131
Klem, Nardia-Rose & Bunzli, Samantha & Dowsey, Michelle & Schutze, R. & O’Sullivan, P. & Kent, Peter & Choong, Peter & Smith, A.. (2019). How do patients appraise satisfaction, and pain and function outcomes after total knee replacement? A qualitative investigation. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 27. S309-S310. 10.1016/j.joca.2019.02.706.
Research Training Program Stipend scholarship
Other key roles
Research assistant, Curtin University
Undergraduate tutor, Curtin University