Journal article

Patient-reported quality indicators to evaluate physiotherapy care for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis- development and evaluation of the QUIPA tool

Pek Ling Teo, Rana S Hinman, Thorlene Egerton, Krysia S Dziedzic, Jessica Kasza, Kim L Bennell

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is no physiotherapy-specific quality indicator tool available to evaluate physiotherapy care for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to develop a patient-reported quality indicator tool (QUIPA) for physiotherapy management of hip and knee OA and to assess its reliability and validity. METHODS: To develop the QUIPA tool, quality indicators were initially developed based on clinical guideline recommendations most relevant to physiotherapy practice and those of an existing generic OA quality indicator tool. Draft items were then further refined using patient focus groups. Test-retest reliability, construct validity (hypothesis testing) and criteri..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship from the NIHR


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Centre of Research Excellence number 1079078). Ms. Teo is supported by a PhD stipend from the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Professor Hinman is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1154217). Professor Dziedzic was part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands and a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship (KMRF-2014-03002) from the NIHR and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. The funders had no role in the development of the study method, interpretation of the results or reporting.