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The beliefs of third-level healthcare students towards low-back pain

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Norelee
dc.contributor.author Healy, John
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-13T15:32:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-13T15:32:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3817
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objectives. Beliefs held by healthcare providers are part of the complex recovery of a patient with low-back pain (LBP).The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes and beliefs of Irish university healthcare students towards LBP. Methods. Physiotherapy (𝑛 = 107), medicine (𝑛 = 63), nursing, and midwifery (𝑛 = 101) students completed the survey. Demographic data, LBP related beliefs [Back Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ) and the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire physical subsection (FABQPA)] were collected. Results. Two hundred and seventy-one students responded (response rate 29%). Student physiotherapists had significantly lower FABQ (𝑃 < 0.001) scores than medical (95% CI [−5.492, −1.406]) and nursing students (95% CI [−7.718, −22.307]). Physiotherapy students had significantly higher BBQ scores (𝑃 < 0.0001) than medical (95% CI [1.490, 5.406]) and nursing students (95% CI [6.098, 11.283]). Beliefs of physiotherapy and medical students were significantly better among fourthyear year than first-year students (𝑃 < 0.0001) but were not significantly different for nursing students (𝑃 = 0.820 for FABQ and 𝑃 = 0.810 for BBQ). Conclusions. Physiotherapy students had more positive beliefs towards LBP thanmedical and nursing students. Physiotherapy and medical students’ beliefs towards LBP significantly improved over the course of their studies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pain Research and Treatment;Article ID 675915
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/675915
dc.subject low-back pain en_US
dc.subject beliefs en_US
dc.subject Irish university healthcare students en_US
dc.subject LBP en_US
dc.title The beliefs of third-level healthcare students towards low-back pain en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2014/675915
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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