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See detailPhysical Therapists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Physical Activity: A Prerequisite to their Role in Physical Activity Promotion?
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; MUGNIER, Benoît ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Journal of Physical Therapy Education (2014), 28(3), 120-127

Background. The promotion of physical activity (PA) is widely recognized as a major component of the prevention and management of several chronic diseases. As experts in human movement, physical ... [more ▼]

Background. The promotion of physical activity (PA) is widely recognized as a major component of the prevention and management of several chronic diseases. As experts in human movement, physical therapists (PTs) are logical agents for the promotion of PA. Nevertheless, to date only few studies have investigated factors that influence PA promotion. Objectives. This study aimed to analyze the relationships between physical therapist knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about PA, and their own selfreported PA promotion. Design. A sample of 185 PTs (male = 102) completed a cross-sectional survey through an online questionnaire. It included 25 multiple choice, Likert scale, and open-ended questions related to (1) personal characteristics, (2) knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about PA, and (3) self-reported PA promotion by PTs. A deductive and inductive content analysis of the openended questions was also performed. Results. The questionnaire revealed that 99% of PTs agreed (n = 30) or completely agreed (n = 154) with the fact that they have to contribute to PA promotion in their patients. Significant correlations were found between physical therapist knowledge of the definition of PA, the benefits of PA, and their self-reported PA promotion (0.251, P < .01 and 0.180, P < .05, respectively). Additional multivariate analysis of the predictors of the self-reported PA promotion exposed significant univariate effects of knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about PA (P < .01). Conclusion. Although the role of PTs in PA promotion seems evident, this survey underlines important misconceptions about PA within this group of health care professionals. Significant relationships between physical therapist knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about PA and self reported promotion of PA highlight the need for physical therapist education programs to emphasize teaching the fundamentals of PA. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of the physioterapist in physical activity promotion
Cloes, Marc ULg; MUGNIER, Benoît ULg; Mouton, Alexandre ULg

Poster (2011, June 25)

This study aimed to understand physiotherapists’ awareness about their physical activity (PA) promoting role and to analyse their actions to promote PA. 185 physiotherapists fulfilled a questionnaire ... [more ▼]

This study aimed to understand physiotherapists’ awareness about their physical activity (PA) promoting role and to analyse their actions to promote PA. 185 physiotherapists fulfilled a questionnaire related to their perceptions of (1) the PA individual motivational determinants, (2) the importance of promoting PA and (3) their actions related to people’s PA promotion. Results show that physiotherapists are aware of their crucial role in PA promotion. Nevertheless, their actions should be more devoted to the prevention and detection of sedentary behaviours. Moreover, connections with other actors of PA promotion should be emphasized in order to respect the principles of an ecological approach. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiotherapists' representations about physical activity
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; MUGNIER, Benoît ULg; Cloes, Marc ULg

Poster (2011, June 24)

This study aimed to analyze the knowledge and representations of physiotherapists about the physical activity (PA) key concepts. 185 physiotherapists fulfilled a questionnaire related to their knowledge ... [more ▼]

This study aimed to analyze the knowledge and representations of physiotherapists about the physical activity (PA) key concepts. 185 physiotherapists fulfilled a questionnaire related to their knowledge about PA (1) definition, (2) benefits for health, (3) criterion for an effective practice and (4) recommendations. The results shows that the physiotherapists’ knowledge about the key concepts of PA and its implications for PA promotion are surprisingly low. Even if they are aware about the population actual lack of PA practice, their recommendations provided to the public would be inaccurate. Future directions for a more effective action of the physiotherapists as PA promoters are discussed. [less ▲]

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