The use of an e-learning module on return to work advice for physiotherapists - A prospective cohort study.
AffiliationManchester University NHS Foundation Trust
University of Central Lancashire
University of Iceland
University of Derby
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AbstractNonspecific low back pain (LBP) can progress to chronic disability and prolonged absence from work. Despite clinical and professional guidelines, physiotherapists often fail to address return to work outcomes. The aim of this exploratory study was to determine whether an e-learning resource tailored to physiotherapy practice could affect physiotherapists’ attitudes and beliefs regarding return to work advice for their patients. Design: A prospective interventional cohort study (pilot). Methods: Participants were recruited via the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website. Responses on a clinical vignette, the Health Care Providers’ Pain and Impairment Scale (HC-Pairs), and the Behavioral Constructs Questionnaire (BCQ) were collected online at baseline (Q1) and 2-months post-intervention (Q2). Fifty-four physiotherapists completed Q1 and the response rate for Q2 was 44/54 (81%). Changes in the degree of agreement with guidelines indicated that the intervention made an impact on respondents (kappa 0.345; p = 0.003). HC-Pairs and BCQ results showed a nonstatistically significant trend toward the target behavior. There is a need for interventions to improve adherence with advice for return to work following nonspecific LBP. An e-learning tool for physiotherapists on advising patients regarding return to work has potential to positively affect self-reported clinical behavior.
CitationChance-Larsen, F., Chance-Larsen, K., Divanoglou, A. & Baird, A. (2018) 'The use of an e-learning module on return to work advice for physiotherapists – A prospective cohort study'. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 36(2), pp. 267-275.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalPhysiotherapy theory and practice
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