Association Between Therapeutic Alliance and Outcomes Following Telephone-Delivered Exercise by a Physical Therapist for People With Knee Osteoarthritis: Secondary Analyses From a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Belinda Joan Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Penny K Campbell, Jessica Kasza, Rana S Hinman
JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies | JMIR Publications Inc. | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic alliance between patients and physical therapists has been shown to influence clinical outcomes in patients with chronic low back pain when consulting in-person. However, no studies have examined whether the therapeutic alliance developed between patients with knee osteoarthritis and physical therapists during telephonic consultations influences clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate whether the therapeutic alliance between patients with knee osteoarthritis and physical therapists measured after the second consultation is associated with outcomes following telephone-delivered exercise and advice. METHODS: Secondary analysis of 87 patients in ..View full abstract
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