‘Talking a different language’: a qualitative study of chronic low back pain patients’ interpretation of the language used by student osteopaths

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29 April 2017

‘Talking a different language’: a qualitative study of chronic low back pain patients’ interpretation of the language used by student osteopaths

A growing body of research evidence has identified psychosocial factors to be important in the management of low back pain (LBP). Evidence suggests that healthcare professionals have a considerable influence on patients’ attitudes and beliefs. Few studies have investigated how patients experiencing LBP interpret the language used by their osteopath during their consultation and the impact of language on their attitudes and beliefs of their LBP. The objectives of this study were to explore and describe how patients with acute or chronic LBP interpret the language used by student osteopaths when explaining their diagnosis, and the impact their interpretation has on their attitudes and beliefs of their LBP … ABSTRACT

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