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Behavioural Change Techniques For Chronic Low Back Pain: A Physiotherapy Practice Study

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dc.contributor.author MacRae, Marsha
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T14:13:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T14:13:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14219
dc.description.abstract Chronic non-specific low back pain (CNSLBP) is prevalent in the Canadian Forces. Physiotherapists use behavioural change techniques (BCT) to challenge maladaptive cognitions and behaviours in the treatment of CNSLBP. The aim of this study was to determine the range and type of BCT used in the “Back to Fitness” class at CFB Halifax. A nomenclature integrating a psychology BCT checklist and relevant physiotherapy literature was used to create a physiotherapist BCT checklist tool that was piloted in a field study. A wide range (n=24) and type (cognitive, behavioural and motivational) of BCT were identified in three settings (lecture, two exercise sessions). The nomenclature produced in this first examination of BCT in physiotherapy practice, will be useful for future research and training. This project revealed an overlap between psychology and physiotherapy that could lead to improved interprofessional communication and earlier access to behaviour change interventions for patients with CNSLBP. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Behavioural Change Techniques, Physiotherapy en_US
dc.title Behavioural Change Techniques For Chronic Low Back Pain: A Physiotherapy Practice Study en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-08-08
dc.contributor.department School of Physiotherapy en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Jill Chorney en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Cheryl Kozey en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Anne Fenety, Dr. Michael Vallis en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Katherine Harman en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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