Feasibility of peer assessment and clinical audit to self-regulate the quality of physiotherapy services: a mixed methods study
Conclusions This study demonstrated that bottom-up initiatives to improve healthcare quality can be effective. The results justify ongoing evaluation to inform nationwide implementation when the critical success features are addressed. Further research is necessary to explore the sustainability of the results and the impact on client outcomes in a full-scale study.
Authors: Wang X, Ho MJ Abstract Health professions students will invariably confront professionalism dilemmas. These early encounters significantly influence future professional attitudes and behaviours. Heretofore, studies concerning professionalism dilemmas experienced by health professions students across disciplines have been limited. To address this issue, we recruited 56 students with clinical experience from the National Taiwan University College of Medicine in the nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy programs to participate in this research to compare hea...
Conclusions: Person-centred communication was embedded in clinical practice; the 'patient voice' was considered central. Clinical risk was a priority. Education to improve communication was highlighted as a way to enhance person-centred communication. PMID: 31514630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Peter William Stubbs, Jesper Mortensen
ConclusionIn older inpatients, the addition of advice from a physiotherapist about maintaining activity during hospitalisation increases the level of physical activity and prevents loss of mobility.RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT03297567.
ConclusionPhysiotherapists are ideally poised to become leaders in managing the physical health of people with SPMI. To improve the physical health in this important yet overlooked population, it is recommended that: physiotherapists take up general mental health training opportunities; undergraduate physiotherapy education increases content in this clinical area; physiotherapy-specific professional development opportunities are developed further; and health system barriers are addressed.
ConclusionHome-based prescribed exercise improves balance-related activities and gait speed in people with Parkinson's disease, and these improvements are similar to improvements with equivalent centre-based exercise.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD 42018107331.
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Aidan G Cashin, James H McAuley
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Ivan Lin, Charmaine Green, Dawn Bessarab
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Isabel RA Retel Helmrich, David van Klaveren, Ewout W Steyerberg