Search for dissertations about: "physical therapists"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the words physical therapists.

  1. 1. Professionalization and rehabilitation : the case of Swedish occupational and physical therapists

    Author : Anna-Lena Bellner; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Professionalization process; rehabilitation; psychosocial working condition; therapeutic relationship models; physical therapists; occupational therapists; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : Swedish occupational and physical therapists find themselves in a field of tension, on the one hand dominated by different health care and educational reforms, on the other hand by an ongoing professionalization process. The aim of this thesis is to study how the therapists perceive their working situation in changing surroundings. READ MORE

  2. 2. Being a physiotherapist : professional role, utilization of time an d vocational strategies

    Author : Birgitta Bergman; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical therapists; physical therapy; professional competence; professional practice; workload measurement; MCA; qualitative studies; employee orientation;

    Abstract : In a research series carried out between 1984 and 1988 in the county of Västerbotten in northern Sweden, various aspects of the professional role and work of physiotherapists were studied. A variety of research methods were used: questionnaires (n = 163), a time budget study (n = 149), and a qualitative interview (n = 24). READ MORE

  3. 3. Long-term perspectives on musculoskeletal pain : Health care utilization and integration of behavioral medicine treatment into physical therapy

    Author : Christina Emilson; Pernilla Åsenlöf; Ingrid Demmelmaier; Stefan Bergman; Ida Flink; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Chronic pain; health care utilization; behavioral medicine; stratified treatment; prognostic factors; physical therapy; primary care; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : There are currently no effective methods for treating and preventing chronic pain. The aim of this thesis was to study prognostic factors for health care utilization, and the long-term outcomes of tailored behavioral medicine treatment for patients with musculoskeletal pain. READ MORE

  4. 4. Screening, Targeting, Tailoring, and Implementation in Primary Health Care : An integrated physical therapy and behavioural medicine approach to persons with persistent musculoskeletal pain

    Author : Maria Sandborgh; Eva Denison; Per Lindberg; Christina Opava; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Caring sciences; physical therapy; behavioural medicine; screening; chronic pain; primary health care; Vårdvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with a behavioural medicine approach to the management of patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain in primary health care physical therapy. The main aims of the thesis were; to develop, and evaluate the psychometric properties of, a screening instrument for risk of disability and; to evaluate the implementation and effects of a targeted and tailored treatment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Implementing psychosocial factors in physical therapy treatment for patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care

    Author : Thomas Overmeer; Steven J. Linton; Michael Nicholas; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical therapy; musculoskeletal pain; psychosocial factors; dissimilation; evidence based; education; primary health care; Family medicine; Allmänmedicin; Rehabilitation Medicine; Rehabiliteringsmedicin;

    Abstract : This dissertation focuses on 2 parts: 1) Whether evidence-based guidelines are recognized and integrated into clinical practice in primary care and 2) Whether a university course aimed at teaching physical therapists to identify and address evidence-based psychosocial factors in primary care might change practice behaviour and patient outcome. To this end practising clinicians were surveyed and a course for physical therapists was developed. READ MORE