Journal article

Evaluation of a Novel e-Learning Program for Physiotherapists to Manage Knee Osteoarthritis via Telehealth: Qualitative Study Nested in the PEAK (Physiotherapy Exercise and Physical Activity for Knee Osteoarthritis) Randomized Controlled Trial

Sarah E Jones, Penny K Campbell, Alexander J Kimp, Kim Bennell, Nadine E Foster, Trevor Russell, Rana S Hinman

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The delivery of physiotherapy via telehealth could provide more equitable access to services for patients. Videoconference-based telehealth has been shown to be an effective and acceptable mode of service delivery for exercise-based interventions for chronic knee pain; however, specific training in telehealth is required for physiotherapists to effectively and consistently deliver care using telehealth. The development and evaluation of training programs to upskill health care professionals in the management of osteoarthritis (OA) has also been identified as an important priority to improve OA care delivery. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore physiotherapists' experiences with..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 1157977). RSH was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (grant 1154217). KB was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 1174431). NEF is a senior investigator at the UK National Institute for Health Research.