Adoption of a research-based program for neck disorders implemented in primary care physiotherapy: a short- and long-term follow-up survey study.

Adoption of a research-based program for neck disorders implemented in primary care physiotherapy: a short- and long-term follow-up survey study. Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 Apr 27;:1-10 Authors: Carlfjord S, Landén Ludvigsson M, Peolsson A, Peterson G Abstract Neck disorders are common in primary health care (PHC) physiotherapy. A neck-specific exercise program based on research findings was implemented among physiotherapists in Swedish PHC. The aim of the study was to evaluate the adoption of the program. We invited PHC physiotherapists to an educational session including theoretical information and practical training. Before the educational session the participants (n = 261) completed a baseline questionnaire. After 3 and 12 months, we distributed surveys to identify changes in practice and in confidence regarding diagnosis and treatment. We compared data from 3-months and 12-months follow-up, respectively, with baseline data. Self-reported frequency of most of the included assessment methods was unchanged after 12 months. Frequency of assessment of neck proprioception had increased significantly. Specific neck muscle exercise for treatment of whiplash associated disorders was applied more frequently after 3 and after 12 months than at baseline. Frequency of other treatment methods remained unchanged. Confidence in diagnosis and treatment increased significantly, particularly among women. The program was not adopted as expected...
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