"I was really sceptical ... But it worked really well": a qualitative study of patient perceptions of telephone-delivered exercise therapy by physiotherapists for people with knee osteoarthritis
BJ Lawford, C Delany, KL Bennell, RS Hinman
OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: Physiotherapists typically prescribe exercise therapy for people with osteoarthritis (OA) via face-to-face consultations. This study aimed to explore peoples' perceptions of exercise therapy delivered by physiotherapists via telephone for their knee OA. DESIGN: A qualitative study (based on interpretivist methodology) embedded within a randomised controlled trial. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 20 people with knee OA who had received exercise advice and support from one of eight physiotherapists via telephone over 6 months. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed. RESULTS: Although people with OA were initially scep..View full abstract
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This work is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Partnership Project #1112133 and Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078)) and the Medibank Better Health Foundation, with in-kind support from MOVE muscle, bone and joint health (formerly Arthritis & Osteoporosis Victoria), HealthChange Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. RSH is supported by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175). BJL is supported by a PhD stipend from the National Health & Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (#1079078). KLB is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1058440).