Publish in this journal
Journal Information
Vol. 22. Num. 4.01 July 2018
Pages 255-344
Share
Share
Download PDF
More article options
ePub
Visits
48
Vol. 22. Num. 4.01 July 2018
Pages 255-344
Original Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.02.002
Physical therapists familiarity and beliefs about health services utilization and health seeking behaviour
Visits
48
Derek Clewleya,b,
Corresponding author
derek.clewley@duke.edu

Corresponding author at: Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Orthopaedics, Duke University, 2200 W. Main St., Durham, NC 2770, United States.
, Dan Rhonc,e, Tim Flynnd, Shane Koppenhavere, Chad Cookf
a Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, United States
b Duke University, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Orthopaedics, Durham, United States
c Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio, United States
d South College, Department of Physical Therapy, Knoxville, United States
e Baylor Doctoral Physical Therapy Program, Waco, United States
f Duke University, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Orthopaedics, Durham, United States
Highlights

  • Health seeking behaviour and health services utilization are emerging constructs.

  • Physical therapists familiarity with these constructs has not been previously measured.

  • Physical therapists are moderately familiar with each construct.

  • Physical therapists typically do not base clinical decisions on these constructs.

This item has received
48
Visits
Article information
Abstract
Full Text
Bibliography
Download PDF
Statistics
Figures (2)
Tables (3)
Table 1. Bivariate relationship for familiarity with HSU.
Table 2. Bivariate relationship for familiarity with HSB.
Table 3. Factors that physical therapists believed influence HSU.
Show moreShow less
Abstract
Background

Physical therapists’ familiarity, perceptions, and beliefs about health services utilization and health seeking behaviour have not been previously assessed.

Objectives

The purposes of this study were to identify physical therapists’ characteristics related to familiarity of health services utilization and health seeking behaviour, and to assess what health seeking behaviour factors providers felt were related to health services utilization.

Methods

We administered a survey based on the Andersen behavioural model of health services utilization to physical therapists using social media campaigns and email between March and June of 2017. In addition to descriptive statistics, we performed binomial logistic regression analysis. We asked respondents to rate familiarity with health services utilization and health seeking behaviour and collected additional characteristic variables.

Results

Physical therapists are more familiar with health services utilization than health seeking behaviour. Those who are familiar with either construct tend to be those who assess for health services utilization, use health services utilization for a prognosis, and believe that health seeking behaviour is measurable. Physical therapists rated need and enabling factors as having more influence on health services utilization than predisposing and health belief factors.

Conclusion

Physical therapists are generally familiar with health services utilization and health seeking behaviour; however, there appears to be a disconnect between what is familiar, what is perceived to be important, and what can be assessed for both health services utilization and health seeking behaviour.

Keywords:
Health services utilization
Health seeking behaviour
Healthcare
Musculoskeletal
Physical therapist
Survey

Article

These are the options to access the full texts of the publication Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Subscriber
Subscriber

If you already have your login data, please click here .

If you have forgotten your password you can you can recover it by clicking here and selecting the option “I have forgotten my password”
Contact
Telephone
From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT + 1) except for the months of July and August which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Calls from Spain
902 88 87 40
Calls from outside Spain
+34 932 418 800
E-mail
Idiomas
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Article options
Tools
en pt
Cookies policy Política de cookies
To improve our services and products, we use "cookies" (own or third parties authorized) to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior. Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Utilizamos cookies próprios e de terceiros para melhorar nossos serviços e mostrar publicidade relacionada às suas preferências, analisando seus hábitos de navegação. Se continuar a navegar, consideramos que aceita o seu uso. Você pode alterar a configuração ou obter mais informações aqui.