Snapshot survey of phyisotherapy practice for patients with hip osteoarthritis in the public sector.

Low, M., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T., 2017. Snapshot survey of phyisotherapy practice for patients with hip osteoarthritis in the public sector. European Journal of Physiotherapy. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2017.1377764

Abstract

Purpose: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic musculoskeletal condition affecting 2.5 million people in England. There is limited evidence on practice in the United Kingdom (UK) by physiotherapists in the public sector. A snapshot survey was conducted in a limited time period to inform standard care in a trial funding application. Methods: An online survey was circulated using Twitter. Thirteen Tweets linking to the survey were posted over 6 days to gain a snapshot view of physiotherapy practice within the public sector in the UK. Results: Sixty-two physiotherapists from 25 counties in the UK and Wales responded. The median waiting time from referral to physiotherapy treatment was 5 weeks and patients were seen a median of 3 times. The median total number of hours treated was 2 hours, and the median duration time for treatment was 8 weeks. All respondents used strengthening exercises, 73% stretches, 50% cardiovascular exercise, 73% balance exercises and 26% proprioceptive exercises. Thirty-nine percent of respondents use both strengthening and cardiovascular exercises, and provide an education leaflet, as contained within National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance. Conclusions: This snapshot suggests that physiotherapeutic management varies widely across the UK.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2167-9169
Uncontrolled Keywords:Exercise; hip osteoarthritis; physiotherapy; clinical practice; survey; social media
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29778
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Sep 2017 11:16
Last Modified:27 Sep 2017 11:16

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