Aileen Murray

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine the relevance and reliability of the ten-item Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure as a tool for measuring patients’ views of anaesthetists during preoperative assessment consultations. Design/methodology/approach – Self-completed patient questionnaire containing the ten-item CARE Measure.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of an intervention designed to enhance physiotherapists' communication skills on patients' adherence to recommendations regarding home-based rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. DESIGN Cluster randomized controlled trial. SETTING Publicly funded physiotherapy clinics. PARTICIPANTS A sample (N=308) of(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity and exercise therapy are among the accepted clinical rehabilitation guidelines and are recommended self-management strategies for chronic low back pain. However, many back pain sufferers do not adhere to their physiotherapist's recommendations. Poor patient adherence may decrease the effectiveness of advice and home-based(More)
The University of Calgary offers a palliative care course that involves both classroom- and web-based learning for rural-based family medicine residents. This study assessed the impact of the course on palliative care-related competencies for two classes: 2004 and 2005. Instruments were developed to evaluate pre- versus post-course changes in knowledge(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of low back pain suggest the inclusion of a biopsychosocial approach in which patient self-management is prioritized. While many physiotherapists recognise the importance of evidence-based practice, there is an evidence practice gap that may in part be due to the fact that promoting self-management(More)
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