Journal article

Factors influencing clinical practice guideline uptake by South African physiotherapists: A qualitative investigation of barriers and facilitators

Jessica Stander, Karen Grimmer, Yolandi Brink

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice | WILEY | Published : 2020


RATIONALE: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) should provide busy health care professionals with easy-to-use tools that support efficient uptake of current best evidence in daily clinical practice. However, CPG uptake rarely occurs at the speed of evidence production. The aim of this study was to explore the factors influencing CPG uptake among South African (SA) physiotherapists (PTs). METHOD: An exploratory, descriptive qualitative study design was used, within an interpretative research paradigm. A phenomenological approach was taken, as the study aimed to explore the phenomenon of CPG uptake by SA PTs and how the themes and subthemes related to each other within this phenomenon. Semistr..

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