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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A qualitative study on the role of cultural background in patients' perspectives on rehabilitation
Authors: Scheermesser, Mandy
Bachmann, Stefan
Schämann, Astrid
Oesch, Peter
Kool, Jan
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-2767
Published in: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume(Issue): 13
Issue: 5
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher / Ed. Institution: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1471-2474
Language: English
Subjects: Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Attitude to Health; Female; Humans; Low Back Pain; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Compliance; Physical Therapy Modalities; Physician-Patient Relations; Qualitative Research; Switzerland; Communication Barriers; Culture
Subject (DDC): 617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major concerns in health care. In Switzerland, musculoskeletal problems represent the third largest illness group with 9.4 million consultations per year. The return to work rate is increased by an active treatment program and saves societal costs. However, results after rehabilitation are generally poorer in patients with a Southeast European cultural background than in other patients. This qualitative research about the rehabilitation of patients with LBP and a Southeast European cultural background, therefore, explores possible barriers to successful rehabilitation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 2.0: Attribution 2.0 Generic
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Kulturelle Faktoren bei der Rehabilitation von Rückenschmerzen
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