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Attitudes and beliefs of the Dutch speaking population in regards to the clinical guidelines for the treatment of low back pain recommended by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) / Hayley Fuller / Ghent : Ghent University . Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care (2021)
Attitudes and beliefs of the Dutch speaking population in regards to the clinical guidelines for the treatment of low back pain recommended by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) [printed text] / Hayley Fuller, Author ; Emma Legein, Author ; Jolien Neutens, Author . - Ghent : Ghent University . Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, 2021 . - 108 p. : ill., ; A4.
Languages : English (eng)
WE 755 Low back pain. Sciatica
Academic Dissertations ; Low Back Pain ; R295 ; Therapeutics
Abstract: Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem within the medical field with a big personal, social and economic impact. In order to optimize the approach to LBP a guideline about the treatment of LBP was drawn up by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre. Among other things, the existence and awareness of these KCE guidelines can have an impact on coping strategies for LBP, satisfaction and results of LBP treatment.
Objectives: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of the adult, Dutch speaking Belgian population ( ≥ 17years old) about the KCE guidelines on LBP.
Study Design: Cross-sectional survey
Methods: In order to determine the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of the adult, Dutch speaking Belgian population about the KCE guidelines on LBP, a survey was developed. The included questions/statements testing the knowledge about the KCE guidelines could be divided into seven topics (medical imaging, medication, job, emotional interference, medical treatment, medication and negative thoughts). The repeatability was tested using a test-retest approach. Questions/statements that did not meet the repeatability conditions were adjusted or deleted. Using a flyer, the survey was distributed to the Dutch speaking Belgian population through various media. Completing this survey took about 10 minutes. Over a period of 4 months, 2176 results were collected. Further statistical analysis of these results was done using the SPSS program. Results: 2092 participants, of which 16.49% healthcare providers (HCPs) and 35.51% students were included in the study. The majority (91.78%) of the participants had suffered from LBP in the past year, although not half of them (45.57%) consulted a HCP. Only 8.07% had already heard of the KCE guidelines. The knowledge of the KCE guidelines depends on which topic within the KCE guidelines is concerned. The KCE guidelines concerning movement and job are the best known and the topics about emotional interference and negative thoughts are the least known. Certain population groups know the KCE guidelines better than others. HCPs and people with a higher education generally know the guidelines better, while people who have an unhealthy lifestyle (smokers and people who do not participate in sports) answer less according to the KCE guidelines than people with healthier lifestyles. People who experience more or worse LBP and people who have visited a HCP due to their LBP also agree less with these guidelines.
Conclusion: The existence of the KCE guidelines is not well known by the Dutch speaking Belgian population and the knowledge about these guidelines varies. It seems appropriate to develop information campaigns aimed at the population that, according to the current results, is least likely to accept the guidelines. Subsequently, it will be useful to find out whether knowing the guidelines also results in implementing them.
Contents note: Acknowledgement 4 -- Index 5 -- List of figures, tables and charts 7 -- List of figures 7 -- List of tables: 8 -- List of charts: 8 -- List of abbreviations 12 -- Abstract 13 -- Introduction 17 -- Knowledge of the guidelines and previous studies 19 -- Methods 21 -- Drafting survey 21 -- Repeatability 24 -- Population 24 -- Dissemination of the survey 24 -- Data collection 24 -- Statistical analysis 25 -- Results 26 -- Demographics of the responders 26 -- Occurrence of low back pain 29 -- The KCE guidelines 32 -- Opinions about medical imaging 32 -- Opinions about medication 35 -- Opinions about medical treatment 36 -- Opinions about movement 38 -- Opinions about the job 39 -- Opinions about emotional interference 41 -- Negative thoughts 42 -- Discussion. 44 -- The KCE guidelines 44 -- Opinions and attitudes about medical imaging 44 -- Opinions and attitudes about medication 45 -- Opinions and attitudes about medical treatment 45 -- Opinions and attitudes about movement 46 -- Opinions and attitudes about the job 47 -- Opinions and attitudes about emotional interference 48 -- Negative thoughts 49 -- Population 50 -- Health care providers 50 -- Population who already heard about the KCE guidelines 51 -- Low back pain 52 -- Lifestyle 53 -- Education 54 -- Strengths and limitations 54 -- Conclusion 56 -- References 57 -- Abstract in lekentaal 62 -- Ethisch comité 63 -- Appendix 66 -- Figures 66 -- Charts 94 -- Tables 104 Record link:
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