Referral of people with osteoarthritis to self-management programmes: barriers and enablers identified by general practitioners.

@article{Pitt2008ReferralOP,
  title={Referral of people with osteoarthritis to self-management programmes: barriers and enablers identified by general practitioners.},
  author={Veronica Jean Pitt and Denise O'connor and Sally Green},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 25},
  pages={
          1938 - 46
        }
}
PURPOSE We conducted a qualitative descriptive study involving general practitioners (GPs) in Victoria, Australia, to examine the barriers to, and drivers of, referral of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) to self-management programmes. METHOD Participating GPs were asked to respond to a series of open-ended questions regarding their referral of patients with OA to self-management programmes and their perception of the advantages and disadvantages of these programmes for people with OA… CONTINUE READING

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