National Recommendations and the Actual Rehabilitation Provided for Low Back Pain Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03426410|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2018
Purpose and background:
The purpose of the study is to investigate physiotherapeutic courses of rehabilitation in the primary sector for low back pain patients. This is done by identifying both how physiotherapeutic rehabilitation is organized in the primary sector and further what different types of physiotherapeutic interventions are offered for this patient group. Furthermore the study aims to evaluate to what extent existing physiotherapeutic rehabilitation practice adheres with the national and international guidelines and recommendations for low back pain rehabilitation.
A quantitative survey is carried out, which includes development and validation of a questionnaire for the purpose, and this is subsequently distributed electronically to private and public providers of physiotherapy rehabilitation in all 19 municipalities in Central Denmark Region. Approximately 500 physiotherapists will be asked to participate in the survey in the period February to March 2018.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Guideline Adherence Low Back Pain||Other: Survey|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||230 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Concordance Between the National Recommendations and the Actual Rehabilitation Provided for Low Back Pain Patients Referred to Primary Care Rehabilitation. A Survey of Public and Private Health Care Providers in Denmark|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 6, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 1, 2018|
- Other: Survey
Electronic survey containing a questionnaire regarding knowledge and use of national guidelines of low back pain rehabilitation, type and frequency of cross sectional communication, attitudes and beliefs about back pain and two patient vignettes.
- Guideline adherence [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
Adherence to guidelines is assessed on the basis of the responses given to the two patient vignettes in the questionnaire. Thus, for each vignette there is a total 3 questions with four possible answers for each question. For each question 1 answer is correct, 1 partly correct and 2 are wrong. Adherence to guidelines is ultimately defined as:
Strictly adheres = 3 correct answers OR 2 correct and 1 partly correct answer. Partly adheres: 1 correct and 2 partly correct answers OR 2 correct and 1 wrong answer OR 3 partly correct answers.
Does not adhere: any other combination of answers than the above mentioned.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03426410
|Silkeborg Regional Hospital|
|Silkeborg, Denmark, 8600|
|Principal Investigator:||Nanna Rolving, PhD||Silkeborg Regional Hospital|