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The organisation of physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis across Europe: a multicentre questionnaire survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
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Title
The organisation of physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis across Europe: a multicentre questionnaire survey
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1750-6
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Kamila Rasova, Jenny Freeman, Patricia Martinkova, Marketa Pavlikova, Davide Cattaneo, Johanna Jonsdottir, Thomas Henze, Ilse Baert, Paul Van Asch, Carme Santoyo, Tori Smedal, Antonie Giæver Beiske, Małgorzata Stachowiak, Mariusz Kovalewski, Una Nedeljkovic, Daphne Bakalidou, José Manuel Alves Guerreiro, Ylva Nilsagård, Erieta Nikolikj Dimitrova, Mario Habek, Kadriye Armutlu, Cécile Donzé, Elaine Ross, Ana Maria Ilie, Andrej Martić, Anders Romberg, Peter Feys

Abstract

Understanding the organisational set-up of physiotherapy services across different countries is increasingly important as clinicians around the world use evidence to improve their practice. This also has to be taken into consideration when multi-centre international clinical trials are conducted. This survey aimed to systematically describe organisational aspects of physiotherapy services for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) across Europe. Representatives from 72 rehabilitation facilities within 23 European countries completed an online web-based questionnaire survey between 2013 and 2014. Countries were categorised according to four European regions (defined by United Nations Statistics). Similarities and differences between regions were examined. Most participating centres specialized in rehabilitation (82 %) and neurology (60 %), with only 38 % specialising in MS. Of these, the Western based Specialist MS centres were predominately based on outpatient services (median MS inpatient ratio 0.14), whilst the Eastern based European services were mostly inpatient in nature (median MS inpatient ratio 0.5). In almost all participating countries, medical doctors - specialists in neurology (60 %) and in rehabilitation (64 %) - were responsible for referral to/prescription of physiotherapy. The most frequent reason for referral to/prescription of physiotherapy was the worsening of symptoms (78 % of centres). Physiotherapists were the most common members of the rehabilitation team; comprising 49 % of the team in Eastern countries compared to approximately 30 % in the rest of Europe. Teamwork was commonly adopted; 86 % of centres based in Western countries utilised the interdisciplinary model, whilst the multidisciplinary model was utilised in Eastern based countries (p = 0.046). This survey is the first to provide data about organisational aspects of physiotherapy for people with MS across Europe. Overall, care in key organisational aspects of service provision is broadly similar across regions, although some variations, for example the models of teamwork utilised, are apparent. Organisational framework specifics should be considered anytime a multi-centre study is conducted and results from such studies are applied.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 73 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 17 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 16%
Neuroscience 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 November 2016.
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#2,213,432
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,015
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#50,953
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#2
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