Journal article

Physiotherapists perceived developing positive rapport facilitates participation in exercise among people with Prader-Willi Syndrome: a qualitative study

Nora Shields, Andrew Westle, Kim L Bennell, Nicholas F Taylor

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: To explore the experiences of physiotherapists delivering community-based progressive resistance training for people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).Method: Participants in this qualitative study were fifteen physiotherapists (13 female) who had supervised 14 young adults with PWS to complete a progressive resistance training program, twice per week for 10 weeks. Semi-structured interviews with the physiotherapists were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Interview transcripts were checked for accuracy by the physiotherapists. Data were analysed using thematic analysis with an inductive approach and data were managed using NVivo software.Results: Development of positive rappor..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was funded by the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. Funding to support the qualitative data analysis was received from the La Trobe University Social Research Assistance Platform.