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Can experienced physiotherapists identify which patients are likely to succeed with physical therapy treatment?

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Physiotherapy, July 2015
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Title
Can experienced physiotherapists identify which patients are likely to succeed with physical therapy treatment?
Published in
Archives of Physiotherapy, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40945-015-0003-z
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Authors

Chad E Cook, Thomas J Moore, Kenneth Learman, Christopher Showalter, Suzanne J Snodgrass

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine if clinician predicted prognosis is associated with patient outcomes. The study was a secondary analysis of data that were collected in 8 physiotherapy outpatient clinics. Nine physiotherapists with post-graduate training in manual therapy (mean 20.3 years of experience) were asked at baseline to project the outcome of the patients evaluated. In total, 112 patients with low back (74 %) or neck (26 %) pain were treated pragmatically with interventions consisting of manual therapy, strengthening, and patient-specific education. Outcomes measures consisted of percent change in disability (Oswestry or Neck Disability Index), self-reported rate of recovery (0-100 %), and percent change in pain (numerical pain rating scale). Hierarchical logistic regression determined potential factors (clinician predicted prognosis score (1-10) at baseline, dichotomised as poor (1-6) and good (7-10); symptom duration categorised as acute, subacute or chronic; same previous injury (yes/no); baseline pain and disability scores; within-session improvement at initial visit (yes/no); and presence of ≥ one psychological factor) associated with meaningful changes in each of the three outcomes at discharge (disability and pain > 50 % improvement, rate of recovery ≥82.5 % improvement). Clinician predicted prognosis (OR 4.15, 95%CI = 1.31, 13.19, p = 0.02) and duration of symptoms (OR subacute 0.24, 95%CI = 0.07, 0.89, p = 0.03; chronic 0.21, 95%CI = 0.05, 0.90, p = 0.04) were associated with rate of recovery, whereas only clinician predicted prognosis was associated with disability improvement (OR 4.28, 95 % CI 1.37, 13.37, p = 0.01). No variables were associated with pain improvement. Clinician predicted prognosis is potentially valuable for patients, as a good predicted prognosis is associated with improvements in disability and rate of recovery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 4 22%
Professor 3 17%
Student > Master 3 17%
Researcher 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Other 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 33%
Unspecified 4 22%
Computer Science 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 May 2018.
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#2,236,047
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