L'accord patient-physiothérapeute et son influence sur l'intensité de la douleur lombaire et les incapacités fonctionnelles à court terme

Authors: Perreault, Kadija
Advisor: Dionne, Clermont
Abstract: The objectives of this master’s project were to describe patient-physiotherapist agreement for low back pain intensity and functional limitations, to identify correlates of agreement and to assess the impact of agreement on short-term changes in low back pain. Seventy-eight patients and nine physiotherapists participated in this mixed-design study. Patients’ and physiotherapists’ perceptions of pain intensity and functional limitations were measured at baseline after the initial physiotherapy assessment. Patients’ perceptions were reassessed over the phone four weeks later. Overall, the results of this study indicate that there are important discrepancies between patients’ and physiotherapists’ perceptions. Higher ratings by the patients for pain and functional limitations were related to higher differences in perceptions between patients and physiotherapists. This report also reveals that patient-physiotherapist agreement has some impact on the short-term outcome of low back pain. Further research will allow to validate these findings and to verify the clinical implications of patient-physiotherapist agreement.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2005
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/19427
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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