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

Authors: Low, M., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29778/

Journal: European Journal of Physiotherapy

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

ISSN: 2167-9169

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.

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Authors: Low, M., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29778/

Journal: European Journal of Physiotherapy

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 101-108

eISSN: 2167-9177

ISSN: 2167-9169

DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2017.1377764

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 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.

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Authors: Low, M., Immins, T. and Wainwright, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29778/

Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Pages: 101-108

eISSN: 2167-9177

ISSN: 2167-9169

DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2017.1377764

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