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Patient-oriented training practice

Patient-oriented training practice in orthopedic rehabilitation through dissemination of an evaluated training program

The aim is to increase the quality and effectiveness of patient training in chronic back pain in orthopaedic rehabilitation by disseminating patient-oriented and evaluated back training. Higher effects with regard to proximal and distal patient outcome should also be achieved in routine application (effectiveness). Questions refer to: a) the effectiveness and costs of implementation strategies for dissemination of a training program (implementation effectiveness), and b) the evaluation of training effectiveness in routine use (effectiveness) with regard to patient outcome, patient-oriented training practice and cost-effectiveness. The study design for Part A is a formative evaluation (structure, needs analysis and multi-method process research; cost (consequences) analysis) with interdisciplinary training teams and patients in 10 rehabilitation clinics. In study part B, a multicenter, prospective, quasi-experimental control group study with 4 measurement points is carried out. 540 back pain patients (main diagnosis: ICD-10: M51, M53, M54) will be examined in inpatient rehabilitation (treatment) from 4 of the 10 clinics.

Period: 01/2011-12/2013
Project managers: Dr. Karin Meng, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hermann Faller
Cooperation partners: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wasem
Project staff: Dipl.-Sportwiss. Stefan Peters, Dipl.-Psych. Anja Schultze, Dr. Dr. Anja Neumann
Sponsor: German Pension Insurance Federation