Charting physiotherapy students' attitudes toward people with chronic pain as they progress through their undergraduate programme: an observational study

Jagjit Mankelow*, Cormac G. Ryan, Hayley Morris, Douglas Lauchlan, Christopher Seenan, Paul Taylor, Denis Martin

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Abstract

Background: Healthcare professionals’ attitudes toward people with chronic pain influence their clinical practice. Objectives: To investigate physiotherapy students’ attitudes and beliefs toward people with chronic pain over the course of their Scottish undergraduate program. Methods: In this observational study, physiotherapy students from one university were recruited in the first year and followed up to their final year (year 1 n = 62/75, year 2 n = 68/72, year 3 n = 59/69, year 4 n = 74/74) for 4 years. The Health-Care Providers’ Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale (HC-PAIRS with scores ranging from 15 to 105) was completed annually Results: A one-way ANOVA found that attitudes and beliefs improved significantly (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice
Early online date8 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • pain
  • attitudes
  • observational
  • physiotherapy students

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