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Utilization of patient resources in physiotherapy interventions: Analysis of the interaction concerning non-specific low back pain
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare. Region Jönköpings län.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue). Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
2014 (English)In: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society, ISSN 1612-1783, E-ISSN 1613-3625, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 125-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper reports on an empirical study in Sweden of how patient resources come into play in physiotherapy interventions. A qualitative analysis was conducted of five video recorded first encounters between patients with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) and physiotherapists in primary care, using Conservation of Resource Theory (COR) to identify and focus on how physiotherapists made use of patients’ resources (objects, conditions, personal characteristics and energies). The findings reveal variations in how these resources are utilized during the intervention. Resources with implications for what happens in the examination room during the ongoing encounter and resources characterized by professional familiarity were both employed in the intervention. However, underutilized resources were featured in the broader lifeworld perspective of laypeople and of other professional frames. The findings raise questions about professional challenges that go beyond professional skills. This implies that professionals need to improve skills in understanding and integrating patient resources into interventions.

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2014. Vol. 11, no 2, p. 125-137
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interaction, low back pain, patient resources, physiotherapy, primary care
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28046DOI: 10.1558/cam.v11i2.16694PubMedID: 26596121Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84939535874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28046DiVA, id: diva2:856833
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-25 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved

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