|Title:||Changes in therapist actions during a novel pediatric physical therapy program : successes and challenges|
|Authors :||Akhbari Ziegler, Schirin|
Reinders-Messelink, Heleen A.
|Published in :||Pediatric Physical Therapy|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subjects :||Coaching; Education; Infant; Motor development; Pediatric physical therapy|
|Subject (DDC) :||615.82: Physical therapy|
|Abstract:||Purpose: To monitor changes in time spent on pediatric physical therapy actions during a COPing With and CAring for Infants With Special Needs (COPCA) course. Methods: Data were collected before (T0), during, and after (T3) the course, which was attended by 15 Swiss physical therapists. Four treatment sessions of each therapist were video recorded and analyzed with the Groningen Observation Protocol 2.0, allowing for quantification of relative duration of therapeutic actions. Results: Between T0 and T3, time spent on caregiver coaching and hands-off approaches significantly increased. Conclusions: The shift from caregiver trainer to family coach and the increasing hands-off techniques represent successful changes in various domains of behavior. The moderate changes in hands-off approaches suggest that changing habits requires specific attention. The COPCA course will be adapted accordingly.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Published as part of the ZHAW project :||Physiotherapeutische Intervention bei Säuglingen mit neuromotorischen Funktionsstörungen|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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