Journal article

Physiotherapists' and physiotherapy students' attitudes and beliefs about working with people with dementia: a mixed methods systematic review protocol

Stephen M Quick, David A Snowdon, Katherine Lawler, Jennifer L McGinley, Sze-Ee Soh, Michele L Callisaya

JBI EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to explore the attitudes and beliefs of physiotherapists and physiotherapy students working with people with dementia. A second objective is to explore their knowledge and confidence in this area. INTRODUCTION: Dementia is a leading cause of disability. It poses a challenge to individuals and health systems due to the complex nature of its presentation. With a growing body of evidence supporting physiotherapists' role in the care of people with dementia, it is important to understand their knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and beliefs in managing this role. INCLUSION CRITERIA: The review will consider quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods stu..

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