E-learning program ("PEAK") for physiotherapists to manage knee osteoarthritis via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic: a 'real-world' evaluation using registration and survey data.
Ana Elisa Serafim Jorge, Kim Louise Bennell, Alexander J Kimp, Penny Kate Campbell, Rana Shane Hinman
JMIR Med Educ | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated healthcare professionals to transition to telehealth, often with little preparation or training. E-learning is an accessible and scalable method of delivering health professional education. 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. In the research setting, the PEAK e-learning modules are perceived by physiotherapists as effective when part of a comprehensive training program for a clinical trial. However, effectiveness of the PEAK modules on their own, in a 'rea..View full abstract