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Chronic Pain Attitudes Medical and Physiotherapy Students

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03902626
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 5, 2019
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Glasgow
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mrs Jagjit Mankelow, Teesside University

Brief Summary:
This is an analysis of data collected from 2009-2014 from medical students at GCU and physiotherapy students at UoG measuring attitudes towards patients with chronic low back pain and their functionality.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Low Back Pain Other: Physiotherapy students Other: Medical students

Detailed Description:
This is longitudinal study with the data collected from 2009-2014 from medical students and physiotherapy students at two different Scottish universities measuring attitudes towards patients with chronic low back pain and their functionality. The outcome measure used was HC-PAIRS the original 15 point Likert Scale. Data was analysed using SPSS (version 25). All data was found to be normally distributed. Descriptive statistics were presented as mean (Standard Deviation). Inferential statistics were carried out using a two-way ANOVA with year of study and discipline of degree as independent variables with post hoc analysis. A p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 267 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Understanding Attitudes and Beliefs of Undergraduate Medical and Physiotherapy Students - a Longitudinal Study
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 1, 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Physiotherapy students
Degree course
Other: Physiotherapy students
Medical students
Degree course
Other: Medical students

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HC-PAIRS (Health care providers pain and impairment relationship scale) [ Time Frame: 1 x year for duration of degree course at start of first semester ]
    15 point Likert Scale ranging in score from 15 to105 with a low score reflecting an attitude towards patients with pain and their functionality which is in keeping with best evidence research and scientific knowledge. Subscales are not valid for this outcome measure.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Students registered for the 2009 physiotherapy and medical degree at two Scottish universities

Inclusion Criteria:

-Engaged in the 2009 physiotherapy degree at Two Scottish universities

Exclusion Criteria:

-Anyone who is not on the above degree courses.

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Responsible Party: Mrs Jagjit Mankelow, Principal investigator, Teesside University Identifier: NCT03902626    
Other Study ID Numbers: 062/18
First Posted: April 4, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Mrs Jagjit Mankelow, Teesside University:
chronic low back pain
healthcare professional students
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations