Pain knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Australian osteopaths drawn from a nationally representative sample of the profession
Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Philip Austin
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Pain has been identified as a global health issue with substantial effects on individuals and society. Health professionals managing pain complaints must have appropriate knowledge of pain neurophysiology, and attitudes and beliefs towards pain management that align with current practice guidelines. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate Australian osteopaths' current level of knowledge of pain neurophysiology and their beliefs and attitudes towards pain, and explore associations with demographic variables. METHOD: Australian osteopaths drawn from a nationally representative practice-based research network received the questionnaire. The questionnaire included demographic information, Neurophysiol..View full abstract
The research reported in this paper was facilitated and made possible by the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION) practice-based research network. ORION was supported by the Osteopathy Australia and independently designed and conducted by the ORION Project team. We thank all the osteopaths who consented to participate in the ORION PBRN cohort. The arguments and approaches outlined in this manuscript reflect those of the named authors only.