Journal article

Confidence and Attitudes Toward Osteoarthritis Care Among the Current and Emerging Health Workforce: A Multinational Interprofessional Study.

Andrew M Briggs, Rana S Hinman, Ben Darlow, Kim L Bennell, Michelle Leech, Tania Pizzari, Alison M Greig, Crystal MacKay, Andrea Bendrups, Peter J Larmer, Alison Francis-Cracknell, Elizabeth Houlding, Lucy A Desmond, Joanne E Jordan, Novia Minaee, Helen Slater

ACR Open Rheumatol | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: To measure confidence and attitudes of the current and emerging interprofessional workforce concerning osteoarthritis (OA) care. Methods: Study design is a multinational (Australia, New Zealand, Canada) cross-sectional survey of clinicians (general practitioners [GPs], GP registrars, primary care nurses, and physiotherapists) and final-year medical and physiotherapy students. GPs and GP registrars were only sampled in Australia/New Zealand and Australia, respectively. The study outcomes are as follows: confidence in OA knowledge and skills (customized instrument), biomedical attitudes to care (Pain Attitudes Beliefs Scale [PABS]), attitudes toward high- and low-value care (customi..

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