Clinical Reasoning Process of Physiotherapists When Observing Hemiplegic Gait

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The goal of this study is to find out what clinical reasoning process physiotherapists undergo when observing hemiplegic patients gait.

Detailed Description

Physiotherapists don't usually use any assessments to evaluate gait but observe it without an instrument. The questions in this study are:
- what abnormalities can physiotherapists detect when observing a patient walking?
- what do they consider the main problem that has a negative effect on the patient's walking?
- what hypothesis do they generate?
- how is the inter-rater reliability for the "main problem" and the hypothesis?

Conditions

Interventions

  • Exploratory sequential design Other
    Intervention Desc: Building from qualitative data to quantitative data.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Bruderholzspital
    Description: physiotherapists working with stroke patients
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: RehaB Basel
    Description: physiotherapists working with stroke patients
    ARM 3: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Klinik Tschugg
    Description: physiotherapists working with stroke patients
    ARM 4: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Reha Rheinfelden
    Description: physiotherapists working with stroke patients
    ARM 5: Kind: Experimental
    Label: RehaClinic Zurzach
    Description: physiotherapists working with stroke patients

Trial Population

physiotherapists working with stroke patients

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Questionnaire up to 2 months No
Secondary Functional ambulation categories (FAC) up to 2 months No

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