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Managing time: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of patients' and physiotherapists' perceptions of adherence to therapeutic exercise for low back pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16019873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Physiotherapy for low back pain (LBP) includes exercise therapy. Unfortunately adherence is problematic. This study explores patients' and physiotherapists' perceptions of exercise adherence. METHOD: Nine LBP patients and eight physiotherapists were interviewed. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to explore transcript data. RESULTS: The main theme 'managing time', reveals how pressure on time reflects society's view of time as a commodity. Theme components include 'the bargaining process': physiotherapists spend time listening, exploring patient beliefs, but modify patients' expectations of quick cures with the need to own their back care. 'Reviewing the future' identifies fears about long-term disability, highlighting the importance of recovery time knowledge. CONCLUSIONS: Interpreting participants' stories illustrates how investing in routine exercise could help re-interpret LBP as part of everyday life.
Sarah G Dean; Jonathan A Smith; Sheila Payne; John Weinman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-15     Completed Date:  2005-11-01     Revised Date:  2010-03-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy*
Low Back Pain / rehabilitation*
Patient Compliance*
Physical Therapy (Specialty)
Physician-Patient Relations

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