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Shared decision making in Australian physiotherapy practice: a survey of knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported use

Citation

Gibson, Elizabeth; Hoffmann, Tammy; Barnett, Christopher; Maher, Christopher (2021), Shared decision making in Australian physiotherapy practice: a survey of knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported use, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bnzs7h4bc

Abstract

This is an Excel file of data downloaded from an online survey via Survey Monkey platform. Each sheet of the Excel file contains a question from the survey with the results and a graph, where applicable. Verbatim responses and free text have been removed. 

Aim

The aim of the survey was to assess Australian physiotherapists’ knowledge about, attitudes towards, and self-reported use of shared decision making, as well as perceived barriers to its implementation in practice.

Methods

Physiotherapists registered for a national Australian physiotherapy conference were invited via email and the conference app to complete a self-administered online questionnaire about shared decision making, including: a) knowledge, b) attitude to and reported approach in practice, c) behaviours used, d) barriers, e) previous training and future training interest. Responses were analysed descriptively and open-ended questions synthesised narratively.

Results

372 physiotherapists completed the survey.

Methods

This dataset was collected by online anonymous survey. Data were analysed descriptively.