Journal article

Training Physical Therapists in Person-Centered Practice for People With Osteoarthritis: A Qualitative Case Study

Belinda J Lawford, Clare Delany, Kim L Bennell, Caroline Bills, Janette Gale, Rana S Hinman

ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore physical therapists' experiences with, and the impacts of, a training program in person-centered practice to support exercise adherence in people with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: This was a qualitative case study using semi-structured interviews, nested within a clinical trial. Eight Australian physical therapists were interviewed before, and after, training in person-centered practice for people with knee osteoarthritis. Training involved a 2-day workshop, skills practice, and audit of 8 consultations with 4 patients (per therapist), and a final single-day workshop for audit feedback and consolidation. Semi-structured interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed ve..

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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 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Partnership Project #1112133), Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078), and the Medibank Better Health Foundation, with in-kind support from MOVE Muscle, Bone and Joint Health, HealthChange Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Dr. Lawford's work was supported by a PhD stipend from the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078). Dr. Bennell's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1058440). Dr. Hinman's work was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175).