Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
02/08/2010
Date assigned
16/08/2010
Last edited
28/08/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Gwyneth Owen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Physiotherapy Department
School of Healthcare Studies
Cardiff University
Ty Dewi Sant
Heath Park Campus
Cardiff
CF14 4XN
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PRF/09/04

Study information

Scientific title

The identity of physiotherapy: a document analysis of text-based materials and biographical interviews with physiotherapists who have been practising since 1950s/1960s to assess the evolution of physiotherapy as a profession

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Research objectives:
1. Using documents and oral histories, explore the values and identity that have shaped physiotherapy since its inception in 1894
2. Using oral histories and documentary evidence, assess the factors identified by that are viewed as having informed and influenced the evolution of physiotherapy as a profession in the private and public health system in the UK (i.e. internal and external drivers)
3. Explore, through oral histories and accounts, the lived experiences and understandings of the evolution of the profession of physiotherapy in the UK
4. Assess the choices available to physiotherapy for its ongoing evolution

Ethics approval

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Ethics Committee, 05/06/2008, ref: SREC/375

Study design

Observational cross-section survey

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cross-section survey

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Physiotherapy

Intervention

Two inter-related approaches will be used to collect data/generate analysis: document analysis of text-based materials, and biographical interviewing of physiotherapists who have been practicing since 1950s/1960s.

The document analysis aims to uncover the various forces that have constructed and shaped the subjectivities and professional practices of physiotherapy. The search of text-based materials will focus on key events in physiotherapy's history from 1945 to present and will be informed by the content of the biographical interviews.

A series of interviews will be conducted with up to 12 retired physiotherapists who have been practicing since the 1950s/1960s. The first interview invites the participant to share their experiences of physiotherapy - from the decision to enter the profession, through to the present day. This interview will be transcribed, shared with participant and will form the basis of the second interview which aims to relate the individual's story to the themes emerging from the document analysis, and to consider how the participant would like their story represented. The first interview will last between 1 - 2 hours (possibly longer - depending on the participant's story and story-telling style), while the second will run for about 1 - 1.5 hours. Further follow-up may be necessary - with participants' consent - depending on the themes emerging from the research.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The outcome of the research will be an account of the evolution of physiotherapy as a profession - illustrated by documentary evidence and a series of biographies of up to 12 physiotherapists who have been practicing since the 1950s/1960s (the content and format of each biography will be negotiated with individual participants). The research will be presented as a PhD thesis, and other formats e.g. CD-ROM; academic papers.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/06/2010

Overall trial end date

01/12/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Physiotherapists who qualified to practice during the 1950s and 1960s
2. Accessible within 4 hours travel of Cardiff
3. Male and female, aged 65 years and above

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

12

Participant exclusion criteria

Physiotherapists who are practising within the National Health Service

Recruitment start date

01/06/2010

Recruitment end date

01/12/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Physiotherapy Department
Cardiff
CF14 4XN
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Cardiff University (UK)

Sponsor details

School of Social Sciences
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3WT
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (UK) (ref: PRF/09/04)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes