|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Low back pain patients' perspectives on long-term adherence to home-based exercise programmes in physiotherapy|
Bergman, Esther M.
de Bie, Rob A.
Sieben, Judith M.
|Published in:||Musculoskeletal Science and Practice|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Elsevier|
|Subject (DDC):||615.82: Physical therapy |
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
|Abstract:||Background: Adherence to an exercise programme impacts the outcome of physiotherapy treatment in patients with non-specific low back pain. Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the patients' perspectives on long term adherence to such exercise programmes. Design: This qualitative study was embedded in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) which compared the effectiveness of two types of exercise programme on patients with nonspecific low back pain. Methods: Answers from 44 participants to three open-ended questions were analysed using thematic analysis. Results/findings: Patients’ perceptions related to the following themes: 1) the role of knowledge in long-term exercise adherence; 2) strategies to support exercise adherence; 3) barriers to exercise adherence 4) the role of perceived effects of exercise. Conclusions: Adherence to long-term exercise is supported through knowledge of the exercises and correct performance. A self-initiated training strategy is the most successful in the perception of participants. Individually supervised physiotherapy treatment that includes coaching towards strategies for post-treatment long term exercise behaviour is recommended.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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