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Assessment of central pain mechanisms in patients with musculoskeletal pain:
A survey of current clinical practice of physiotherapists in New Zealand

What is this study about?

Pain mechanism abdullahThe aim of this study is to identify the current clinical practice of physiotherapists in New Zealand related to their clinical assessment of central pain mechanisms in patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) pain.

Am I eligible for the study?

You are eligible to participate if you are:

  • A New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist,
  • Currently holding an annual practicing certificate
  • Routinely assess and treat patients with MSK pain

What will I be asked to do?

You will be invited to complete an online survey. Please read the attached Information Sheet carefully before you decide to participate in this survey. By taking the survey, you will have consented to take part in the study.

To participate click on the link below:
https://otago.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3HI3276tRr2R0Il

Upon completing the survey, you will be asked to provide your email address if you would like to enter a prize draw for an eBook (Graven-Nielsen, T., & Arendt-Nielsen, L. (2014). Musculoskeletal pain: Basic mechanisms and implications. Washington, D.C, USA: IASP Press).

Participants who indicate their wish to enter the prize draw, five participants will be selected at random, and each will win one copy of the eBook.

Thank you for your time in supporting this study.

The study has ethical approval from the University of Otago (Reference: D17/163).

Contact details:

PhD Candidate: Abdullah Alqarni
Email: abdullah.alqarni@postgrad.otago.ac.nz