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
Authors: Saner-Bissig, Jeannette
Bergman, Esther M.
de Bie, Rob A.
Sieben, Judith M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.09.002
Published in: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Volume(Issue): 38
Pages: 77
Pages to: 82
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 2468-7812
2468-8630
Language: English
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.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12144
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
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