Self-referral, access and physiotherapy: patients’ knowledge and attitudes: results of a national trial

Valerie Webster, Lesley K. Holdsworth, Angus McFadyen, Helen Little

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify service users’ views and attitudes to access, physiotherapy and patient-autonomous health-seeking behaviours. Postal questionnaires containing a mix of open and closed questions, attitude statements and free text for comments were sent to all consenting patients 4 weeks after discharge from physiotherapy. Responses were analysed by referral group: self-referred patients; patients referred by their general practitioner (GP); and patients referred at the suggestion of their GP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalPhysiotherapy
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • patient knowledge
  • national trial
  • medical self-referral
  • physiotherapy

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