Journal article

A ‘real-world’ evaluation of the uptake, effectiveness and implementation of a free e-learning program for physiotherapists to manage knee osteoarthritis via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic: the PEAK e-learning modules (Preprint)

Ana Elisa Serafim Jorge, Kim Louise Bennell, Alexander J Kimp, Penny Kate Campbell, Rana Shane Hinman

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated healthcare professionals to transition to telehealth service delivery, often with little preparation or training. E-learning is an accessible and scalable method of delivering health professional education yet there is little data on effectiveness of e-learning for training in telehealth. The PEAK (Physiotherapy Exercise and physical Activity for Knee osteoarthritis) e-learning modules were developed to upskill physiotherapists in evidence-based management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) via telehealth and in-person consultations. In the research setting, the PEAK e-learning modules are perceived by physiotherapists as effecti..

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