Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
29/12/2015
Date assigned
08/01/2016
Last edited
12/07/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
Understanding a patient’s problems and being able to find the most appropriate course of treatment (clinical reasoning) is a vital part of health care. However, currently there is no way to effectively measure how well a healthcare professional is able to do this. The aim of this study is to develop a questionnaire which measures clinicians' clinical reasoning behaviours during their daily practice.

Who can participate?
Physiotherapists who work in a clinical setting for more than five hours per week.

What does the study involve?
Participants complete a questionnaire showing their agreement or disagreement with a list of statements related to their clinical reasoning behaviours during their daily practice.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
There are no benefits and risks for participants.

Where is the study run from?
School of Nursing and Physiotherapy of the University of Salamanca (Spain)

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
January 2016 to March 2016

Who is funding the study?
University of Salamanca (Spain)

Who is the main contact?
1. Dr Ana María Martín Nogueras (scientific)
2. Mr Pablo Cesar Garcia Sanchez (public)

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Ana María Martín Nogueras

ORCID ID

Contact details

C/ Donantes de Sangre
s/n
Salamanca
37007
Spain

Type

Public

Additional contact

Mr Pablo Cesar Garcia Sanchez

ORCID ID

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7053-1857

Contact details

Av. Carmen Martín Gaite 15
ESC. 4 3ºB
Legaines
28919
Spain

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Validity of the Clinical Reasoning Scale (CRS): assessing clinical reasoning behaviours in physiotherapists

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim of this study is to develop a questionnaire which measures clinicians' clinical reasoning behaviours and its dimensions during their practice

Ethics approval

Bioethics Committee of Salamanca University, 24/05/2016

Study design

Observational cross sectional study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cross sectional study

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Clinical Reasoning in physiotherapists

Intervention

Participants will complete a questionnaire showing their agreement or disagreement with a list of statements related to their clinical reasoning behaviours during their daily practice. Those items were generated and built during the development phase of the questionnaire design and assessed by experts in the field to evaluate content and face validity, and by physiotherapists to establish the feasibility of the tool.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Final selection of items in the questionnaire

Secondary outcome measures

Accurate aggrupation of items under the selected subscales:
1. Cognitive Reasoning vs. Interactive Reasoning
2. Diagnostic Reasoning vs. Managment/Treatment Reasoning

Overall trial start date

31/01/2016

Overall trial end date

30/03/2016

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Physiotherapists working in a clinical setting.

Participant type

Health professional

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned Sample Size: 100 Description: As this is a feasibility and validity study, a formal power analysis for the sample size will not be undertaken, as the study is not designed to test a specific null hypothesis

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Less than 5 hours/week Clinical Work
2. Not doing one of the following duties in their job:
2.1. Subjective examination
2.2. Objective examination
2.3. Management/treatment

Recruitment start date

15/01/2016

Recruitment end date

30/03/2016

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Spain

Trial participating centre

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería y Fisioterapia de la Universidad de Salamanca
C/ Donantes de Sangre, s/n
Salamanca
37007
Spain

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) (Spain)

Sponsor details

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería y Fisioterapia
Avda. Donantes de sangre s/n
Salamanca
37007
Spain

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://enfermeriayfisioterapia.usal.es/

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) (Spain)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

The results of this trial will be disseminated in a research journal.

Intention to publish date

01/12/2016

Participant level data

Available on request

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

12/07/2016: Ethics approval information added.