Journal article

Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Telephone- and Internet Video-Mediated Service Models for Exercise Management of People With Osteoarthritis

Belinda J Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Jessica Kasza, Rana S Hinman

ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate physical therapists' perceptions of, and willingness to use, telephone- and internet-mediated service models for exercise therapy for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: This study used an internet-based survey of Australian physical therapists, comprising 3 sections: 1 on demographic information and 2 with 16 positively framed perception statements about delivering exercise via telephone and video over the internet, for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. Levels of agreement with each statement were evaluated. Logistic regression models were used to determine therapist characteristics influencing interest in delivering telerehabilitation. R..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 631717) and the Centre of Research Excellence (grant 1079078). Dr. Lawford's work was supported by a PhD stipend from the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (grant 1079078). Dr. Bennell's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (grant 1058440). Dr. Hinman's work was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (grant FT130100175).