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Therapeutic Alliance Between Physical Therapists and Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Consulting Via Telephone: A Longitudinal Study

Belinda J Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Penny K Campbell, Jessica Kasza, Rana S Hinman

ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore therapeutic alliance between physical therapists and patients with knee osteoarthritis during telephone consultations. Specifically, to describe and compare physical therapist and patient ratings, to determine whether alliance changes over time, and to evaluate whether individual characteristics are associated with alliance. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of 84 patients in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial who completed 5-10 consultations with 1 of 8 physical therapists via telephone over 26 weeks, involving education, advice, and prescription of a strengthening and physical activity program. Therapeutic alliance was measured after the se..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Partnership Project grant 1112133) the Medibank Better Health Foundation, with in-kind support from Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria), HealthChange Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Dr. Lawford's work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (grant 1079078). Dr. Bennell's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (grant 1058440). Dr. Hinman's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (grant 1154217).