Journal article

How Do Physical Therapists in the United Kingdom Manage Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis? Results of a Cross-Sectional Survey

Melanie A Holden, Kim L Bennell, Rebecca Whittle, Linda Chesterton, Nadine E Foster, Nicola A Halliday, Libby N Spiers, Elizabeth M Mason, Jonathan G Quicke, Christian D Mallen

PHYSICAL THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is common, painful, and disabling. Physical therapists have an important role in managing patients with hip OA; however, little is known about their current management approach and whether it aligns with clinical guideline recommendations. Objective: The objective of this study is to describe United Kingdom (UK) physical therapists' current management of patients with hip OA and to determine whether it aligns with clinical guidelines. Design: The design is a cross-section questionnaire. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to 3126 physical therapists in the UK that explored physical therapists' self-reported management of a patient with hip OA using a case ..

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Grants

Awarded by Arthritis Research UK Centre in Primary Care grant


Awarded by NIHR Research Professorship


Awarded by NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Physiotherapy as part of C.D. Mallen's NIHR Research Professorship in General Practice


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Arthritis Research UK Centre in Primary Care grant (grant no. 18,139). M.A. Holden is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research. C.D. Mallen is funded by an NIHR Research Professorship (NIHR-RP-2014-04-026, 2014), the National Institute for Health-Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West-Midlands, and the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research. N.E. Foster is supported through an NIHR Research Professorship (NIHR-RP-011-015). R. Whittle was funded by a NIHR Research Methods Fellowship. J.G. Quicke is funded by a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Physiotherapy, awarded as part of C.D. Mallen's NIHR Research Professorship in General Practice (NIHR-RP-2014-026). K. Bennell is funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (ref. no. 1,058,440). The NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands (previously PCRN West Midlands North) and North Staffordshire Primary Care Research Consortium provided funding for physical therapy research facilitators to distribute the survey to physical therapists working within the Central England (North spoke) and North West Primary Care Research Networks.