Impact of an evidence based e-learning on osteopaths’ attitudes, knowledge and beliefs towards evidence-based headache management
ResumenThis study was conducted as a cross-sectional survey. Headaches are ubiquitous, they can reach a lifetime prevalence of more than 90% depending on the studied population (Steiner et al. 2004). Although they have no impact on mortality, they cause more Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) worldwide than all other neurological disorders combined (GBD 2015). High-quality studies and guidelines for headaches management exist (NICE 2012; Steiner et al. 2019; BASH 2019), but awareness of them is suboptimal within the osteopathic profession (Mahtani 2019). Moreover, guidelines are perceived unequally among osteopaths (Weber & Rajendran 2018), with many osteopaths choosing to follow expert opinions rather than best evidence available (Figg-Latham & Rajendran, 2017). Furthermore, as in physical therapy (Dale et al. 2019), there is a need for further education, training activities, and profession-specific guidelines in the osteopathic profession (Mahtani 2019). The implementation of an e-learning on evidence-based headaches management (EBHM) could possibly bring about a change in osteopaths’ attitudes, knowledge and beliefs towards evidence-based headache management. An e-learning was developed and put at European School of Osteopathy (ESO) students’ disposal to this effect. Does the completion of an e-learning bring about a change in osteopaths’ attitudes, knowledge and beliefs towards EBHM? Participants included were volunteers of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) fourth year cohort of the 2019-2020 academic year. They were all offered to complete the e-learning over the year, on a voluntary basis, prior to this study. They were sent a version of Jette et al.’s (2003) questionnaire, modified for the osteopathic profession and headaches. Two groups were contrived: one with the participants who completed the e-learning, and the other with the participants who did not complete the e-learning. A score was calculated based on the answers of the respondents and analysed using a Mann-Whitney U Test. Completing this e-learning is associated with a tendency towards an increased awareness of EBHM and guidelines with regards to headache management, it is a first step towards behavioural change and improved uptake of guidelines.
Phalip, J., Bridge, H., & Bright, P. (2022). Impact of an evidence based e-learning on osteopaths’ attitudes, knowledge and beliefs towards evidence-based headache management. Revista De Investigación Osteopática, 2(Especial). Recuperado a partir de https://revistaios.eoba.com.ar/index.php/ios/article/view/44
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