Journal article

Patient experiences with physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis in Australia-a qualitative study

Pek Ling Teo, Kim L Bennell, Belinda Lawford, T Egerton, Krysia Dziedzic, Rana S Hinman

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Physiotherapists commonly provide non-surgical care for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). It is unknown if patients are receiving high-quality physiotherapy care for their knee OA. This study aimed to explore the experiences of people who had recently received physiotherapy care for their knee OA in Australia and how these experiences aligned with the national Clinical Care Standard for knee OA. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semistructured individual telephone interviews and thematic analysis, where themes/subthemes were inductively derived. Questions were informed by seven quality statements of the OA of the Knee Clinical Care Standard. Interview data were also deductively ..

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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 National Health and Medical Research Council


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 Programme Scholarship. Professor Hinman is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1154217). Professor Bennell is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant (#1174431). 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-2014-03-002) 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.