Journal article

The self-reported factors that influence Australian physiotherapists' choice to promote non-treatment physical activity to patients with musculoskeletal conditions

Breanne E Kunstler, Jill L Cook, Joanne L Kemp, Paul D O'Halloran, Caroline F Finch

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the factors that influence physiotherapists' choice to promote non-treatment physical activity to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey. METHODS: A national, online self report survey was targeted at Australian registered physiotherapists primarily treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions in private practice and outpatient settings. Likert scale questions were used to measure the factors influencing non-treatment physical activity promotion by physiotherapists. RESULTS: Two hundred and sixteen full responses were received. Most (56.6%) respondents irregularly promoted non-treatment physical activity, whereas 43.4% always pr..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted by the first author as part of her PhD studies and was supervised by co-authors Professor Cook, Professor Finch, Doctor Kemp and Doctor O'Halloran. This research was partially funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation (Grant ID T16-135001). Aspects of this research are related to the work of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), which is one of the IOC centres of research excellence for the prevention of injuries and promotion of health in athletes. Ms Kunstler was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend and RTP Fee-Offset Scholarship through Federation University Australia, Dr Kemp is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (ID 1119971) and Professor Cook is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow (ID 1058493).