Seeking Research Participants: Physiotherapy of Adolescents and Young Adults with Hip Pain / Injury

“Understanding current physiotherapy management of adolescents and young adults with hip pain / injury in New Zealand; a qualitative survey and development of an evidence-based care pathway”.

Over the last decade, hip related pain and injury has become a popular topic of discussion in healthcare and there is a global debate in current literature regarding ‘best practice’ guidelines. This study aims to document how New Zealand based physiotherapists currently manage hip related pain and injury in young patients. It will help lead us to the development of a New Zealand specific care pathway based on current global evidence combined with clinical opinion of New Zealand based physiotherapists.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists……….we need your help!!

Participation in this study will require all willing physiotherapists to provide some demographic information regarding years of practice, geographical location and area of practice. No personal identifying information will be required or collected. Research has been reviewed and approved by UCL Research Ethics Committee.

This is a 2-part survey.

Part 1 will require you to read a fictional case example of a typical patient that would present to physiotherapy for treatment of a hip injury. You will be asked six questions based on this case example. All questions will be open ended and will take a maximum of 15-20 minutes of your time. Part 2 will require participants to read an existing care pathway and comment on the barriers or facilitators to implementing a similar pathway in New Zealand.

All data will be anonymised. This is a master’s thesis project via University College London.

Please feel free to email me with any questions about the study before you choose to participate.

Please also make sure you have read, understood and taken time to reflect on the information above before progressing to the next stage of the consent process.

Please click on the link below to find out more and give your consent.

Ngā mihi/Many thanks (in advance!)

Michelle Rellis (Master student)    

Jennifer McCahill (primary investigator)

Page updated July 2021