Physiotherapists’ self-reported competence to manage CLBP

How well do physiotherapists identify psychological factors related to the management of CLBP?

This study shows that physiotherapists may have underdeveloped skills when it comes to performing risk stratification and identifying psychological factors related to chronic low back pain (CLBP).

Although this was a single-center study involving only 49 patients with CLBP, risk allocation was done correctly only in less than half the patients.

Additionally, correlations between therapist perceptions and patient-filled questionnaires regarding distress, depression, anxiety and kinesiophobia went from moderate to nonexistent.


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