Journal article

Knowledge, confidence and learning needs of physiotherapists treating persistent knee pain in Australia and Canada: a mixed-methods study

Christian J Barton, Allison M Ezzat, Emily C Bell, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Joanne L Kemp, Kay M Crossley

PHYSIOTHERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Aim: To determine the knowledge and confidence of physiotherapists in managing knee osteoarthritis (OA) and patellofemoral pain (PFP); and explore their learning behaviors and preferences related to the management of these knee conditions.Methods: One hundred and sixteen Australian and Canadian Physiotherapists were recruited via social media, e-mail, and an online course. Part 1: Quantitative involved an online survey evaluating knowledge of evidence and confidence in providing treatments for knee OA and PFP. Part 2: Qualitative involved semi-structured interviews with 13 participants exploring current practice and learning needs, that were analyzed using an initial framework structured on ..

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