Clinical reasoning process in physical therapy.

  title={Clinical reasoning process in physical therapy.},
  author={Otto D. Payton},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={65 6},
The purpose of this descriptive study was to analyze physical therapists' clinical problem solving and compare the results with physicians' clinical problem solving. Ten skilled physical therapy clinicians were observed as they performed an initial interview with a patient. Their performance was audiotaped and later analyzed. The therapists defined their problem lists and developed treatment plans early in the interview, as they gathered data. This clinical problem-solving sequence is… CONTINUE READING

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