How do patients, politicians, physiotherapists and other health professionals view physiotherapy research in Switzerland? A qualitative study.
Bottom Line: An interview guide was elaborated.Identity is also tightly connected to Interdisciplinarity as this might threaten the existence of the profession.Stakeholders outside the profession insist on the importance of visibility.
Affiliation: University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, HESAV, Physiotherapy, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.Show MeSH
Mentions: The following flow chart (Figure 1) gives an overview of the research procedures. The first part aimed at exploring a broad understanding of physiotherapy research (i.e. qualitative), whereas the second (i.e. quantitative) part concerned the validation of the previously established key issues using a two-phase Delphi approach. The four UAS were involved in this project representing all higher education institutions offering physiotherapy programmes in Switzerland in three languages.
Affiliation: University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, HESAV, Physiotherapy, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.