Journal article

Is regular use of physiotherapy treatment associated with health locus of control and self-management competency? A study of patients with musculoskeletal disorders undergoing physiotherapy in primary health care.

Astrid K Wahl, Gro Opseth, Sandra Nolte, Richard H Osborne, Gustav Bjørke, Anne Marit Mengshoel

Musculoskeletal Science and Practice | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between regular use of physiotherapy treatment, health locus of control and self-management competency in people with musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 507 patients between 18 and 70 years of age with musculoskeletal disorders who attended a physiotherapy clinic. The Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ) was used to assess self-management competency; the Health Locus of Control Scale (HLCS) was used to assess health locus of control. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed to estimate the relationships between variables. RESULTS: Results showed that patients who attended physiotherapy on a regu..

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