Emerging Physical Therapy Practice in Palliative Care: A Survey of Perceptions of Physical Therapists
The purpose of this study is to explore emerging physical therapy practice in palliative care, and the perceptions of physical therapists regarding their care of the functionally dependent elderly, including: (1) the role and utilization of palliative care intervention in current practice, (2) current and potential goal-setting practices which may relate to palliative care, and (3) therapists' awareness of cultural and psychosocial issues in patient care.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Emerging Practice in Palliative Care: A Survey of the Perceptions of Physical Therapists Regarding the Role, Utilization, Goals, and Cultural Issues of Physical Therapy Intervention in the Palliative Care of Functionally Dependent Elderly.|
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
Physical Therapists who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and live in the United States .
Other: Mail Survey
A one-time paper survey will be mailed to subjects, along with a cover letter, explanation of the research study, and contact and informed consent information. A reminder postcard will be sent to subjects approximately one week later, encouraging return of the completed survey.