Journal article

General practitioners' perspectives on a proposed new model of service delivery for primary care management of knee osteoarthritis: a qualitative study

Thorlene Egerton, Rachel Nelligan, Jenny Setchell, Lou Atkins, Kim L Bennell

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Effective management of people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) requires development of new models of care, and successful implementation relies on engagement of general practitioners (GPs). This study used a qualitative methodology to identify potential factors influencing GPs' engagement with a proposed new model of service delivery to provide evidence-based care for patients with knee OA and achieve better patient outcomes. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews with 11 GPs were conducted. Based on a theoretical model of behaviour, interview questions were designed to elicit perspectives on a remotely-delivered (telephone-based) service to support behaviour change and self..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain (#1079078). KB is funded by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. The NHMRC had no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, or in writing the manuscript.