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Siddiq A, Kumar. I N. Physiotherapists' Pain Beliefs and Treatment Selection for Low Back Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2024; 22 (2) :295-306
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1- Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health and Basic Sciences, Sri Devaraj URS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, India.
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Objectives: This study assesses the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of physiotherapists regarding non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) and explores their impact on treatment selection, ultimately enhancing quality outcomes.
Methods: A total of 107 participants were involved in the study. The questionnaire comprised three sections: Demographic information, evaluation of participants’ pain beliefs and attitudes using the pain attitudes and beliefs scale for physiotherapists scale and frequently employed treatment selection and plans for managing NSCLBP. The questionnaire was distributed via e-mail, WhatsApp and social media platforms using Google Forms.
Results: Responses were gathered from 107 physiotherapists in India through the Google Form. Treatment orientation revealed 43.4% biomedical and 30.7% bio-psychosocial approaches.
Discussion: The predominant orientation of physiotherapists in India leans towards biomedical aspects in their attitudes and beliefs.
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Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Physiotherapy
Received: 2023/03/2 | Accepted: 2024/02/17 | Published: 2024/06/1

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