Riikka Holopainen

Riikka Holopainen
University of Jyväskylä | JYU · Department of Health Sciences

PhD

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Lonkan tekonivelleikkausten sekä leikkauksen jälkeistä fysioterapiaa tarvitsevien määrä kasvaa väestön ikääntyessä. Kuntoutumisen kannalta fysioterapeuttinen ohjaus on tärkeää. Tämän tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli tarkastella fysioterapeuttien käsityksiä lonkan tekonivelleikkauksen jälkeisestä fysioterapeuttisesta ohjauksesta. Laadullisen tutkimukse...
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Objective The aim of this study was to investigate physiotherapists’ validating and invalidating communication, before and after brief Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) training that included a session on validation skills. Associations between validation/invalidation and the characteristics of the interviews and physiotherapists were also explore...
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Objective Current guidelines recommend management of musculoskeletal pain conditions from a biopsychosocial approach, however biopsychosocial interventions delivered by physical therapists vary considerably in effectiveness. It is unknown whether the differences are explained by the intervention itself, the training and/or competency of physical th...
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Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of brief training in the guideline-oriented biopsychosocial management of low-back pain (LBP) in occupational health services using a cluster-randomized design. A small sample of physiotherapists and physicians from the intervention units (N=12) were given three- to seven-day training fo...
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Background: To prevent low back pain (LBP) from developing into a prolonged disabling condition, clinical guidelines advocate early stage assessment, risk-screening, and tailored interventions. Occupational health services recommend guideline-oriented biopsychosocial screening and individualized assessment and management. However, it is not known...
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Purpose: To explore the conceptions of patients with persistent low back pain (LBP) of undergoing physiotherapy delivered in Finnish primary healthcare by physiotherapists who had participated in brief training in Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT). Methods: As part of a feasibility implementation study exploring CFT in management of LBP in the Fi...
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Background: Recent low back pain guidelines recommend a BPS approach to the management of disabling low back pain. However, the most effective way of teaching physiotherapists to implement these approaches remains unknown. The present qualitative study aimed to explore physiotherapists’ conceptions of learning and integrating Cognitive Functional T...
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Clinical practice guidelines recommend a biopsychosocial approach for the management of musculoskeletal pain conditions, but physiotherapists have reported feeling inadequately trained and lacking in confidence to deal with psychosocial issues. Although a growing number of studies is exploring physiotherapists' perceptions of biopsychosocial traini...
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The Short form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (ÖMPSQ-short) and the STarT Back Tool (SBT) have been developed to screen for risk factors for future low back pain (LBP) -related disability and work loss respectively. The aim of this study was to investigate the accordance of the two questionnaires and to evaluate the accu...
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Background Low back pain (LBP) is the number one cause of disability globally. LBP is a symptom associated with biological, psychological and social factors, and serious causes for pain are very rare. Unhelpful beliefs about LBP and inappropriate imaging are common. Practitioners report pressure from patients to provide inappropriate imaging. A rec...
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Benign non-specific neck pain is a highly prevalent complaint. The aim of clinical examinations and patient interviews is to recognize not only the potential specific, serious causes of pain but also the factors that maintain or prolong neck pain, such as work-related factors, adverse lifestyles and psychosocial factors. The short version of the Ör...
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Low back pain is a considerable health problem which affects people around the world, causing major healthcare costs. The use of qualitative research methods enables us to describe and understand patients’ experience of, and attitudes to, healthcare. The aim of the present phenomenographic study was to identify and describe the contextual nature of...

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