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: Following a conventional inductive content analysis approach (Hsieh and Shannon, 2005), text was highlighted into meaning units, which were abstracted and labelled with a code name in English. This analytic process was performed including all data. Categories were then established and discussed within the research group until an agreement was established. Although local teams met on a weekly basis and kept members informed about their progress on an internet platform, the entire research team met once a month during data collection and analysis phase to readjust codes and categories. Finally, the latent content was formulated into three main themes (Graneheim and Lundman, 2004). Examples are given in Figure 2.
Affiliation: University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, HESAV, Physiotherapy, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.