Clinical decision making in exercise prescription for fall prevention

Romi Haas, Stephen Ryan Maloney, Eva Kathrin Pausenberger, Jennifer Lyn Keating, Jane Sims, Elizabeth Molloy, Brian Clark Jolly, Prue Elizabeth Morgan, Terrence Peter Haines

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Abstract

Background. Physical therapists often prescribe exercises for fall prevention. Understanding the factors influencing the clinical decision-making processes used by expert physical therapists working in specialist fall and balance clinics may assist other therapists in prescribing exercises for fall prevention with greater efficacy. Objectives. The objective of this study was to describe the factors influencing the clinical decision-making processes used by expert physical therapists to prescribe exercises for fall prevention. Design. This investigation was a qualitative study from a phenomenological perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666 - 679
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Therapy
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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