Disease-specific knowledge and clinical skills required by community-based physiotherapists to co-manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Andrew M Briggs, Robyn E Fary, Helen Slater, Peter Bragge, Jason Y Y Chua, Helen I Keen, Madelynn Chan

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Abstract

While strong evidence supports the role of physiotherapy in the co-management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it remains unclear what constitutes the essential disease-specific knowledge and clinical skills required by community-based physiotherapists to effectively and safely deliver recommended care. This study aimed to identify essential disease-specific knowledge and skills, link these with evidence from clinical guidelines, and broadly determine the professional development (PD) needs and confidence related to the management of RA among physiotherapists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514 - 1526
Number of pages13
JournalArthritis Care & Research
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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