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In this session, Dr. Katherine Harman will examine exercise adherence from the perspective of the patient, the physiotherapist and available evidence. And then, focus on three things that can affect the extent to which a patient will engage in an exercise program: expectation, importance and confidence. These three elements are fundamental parts of a patient self-management approach, and examples of behaviour change techniques that physiotherapists can use will be provided to help patients engage in exercise.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- List several factors that have an impact on exercise adherence
- List three important factors that contribute to patient engagement in exercise programs
- Give examples of how these factors affect patient engagement in exercise
- Describe a behaviour change technique that physiotherapists use to address one of these factors
Katherine Harman, PhD
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Katherine Harman is an Associate Professor, Dalhousie University. In addition to her physiotherapy degree, she completed an M.Sc. (Anatomy / Neuroscience) and a Ph.D. (Psychology / Neuroscience). In her research program she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods and has a focus on improving pain-related therapeutic interactions between patients and health care providers. Currently she is exploring how the health care provider can be effective in facilitating patient self-management in low back pain.
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