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Physiotherapy Confidentiality Agreement

The information contained in this study was obtained by two approaches. Initially, a brief questionnaire was sent to the university`s physiotherapy services to determine what is taught in physiotherapy courses regarding the confidentiality and perceived importance of this material. The aim was to provide general information on confidentiality as part of the current training of British physiotherapists. Second, Focusgroup interviews with practicing clinicians were conducted in NHS hospitals to gain a better understanding of the issue of physiotherapy confidentiality. A questionnaire was made available to members of the think tank prior to the interviews to gather descriptive information on the study sample and to determine the extent and depth of the training previously provided in this area. Goals – This study examined the issue of confidentiality with respect to (i) the content of the physiotherapy curriculum and (ii) the awareness, experience and attitude of clinical physiotherapists. Training and training of privacy informants A focus group is a group interview focused on a particular topic, facilitated and coordinated by a moderator, that aims to generate qualitative data by taking advantage of interaction within the group environment.14 Focus groups aim to generate experiences of perception, emotion , the attitudes and daily experiences of physiotherapists in terms of confidentiality. Prior to the focus group, a questionnaire was sent to all participants on the collection of basic demographic data and information on their experience and training in privacy. The interviews, which lasted about an hour, took place in an informal, comfortable and private setting, without any interruptions or distractions.

The final focus group considered that “saturation” had been achieved17, as the data collected at that time provided little information on the results of the previous groups. In the questionnaire that was completed before the focus groups, 35 (80%) Informants indicated that confidentiality had been covered in their first physiotherapy training (89% of juniors, 80% of seniors, 69% of seniors and the only superintendent). The detail in which the subject was treated, measured on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 “none at all,” 10 “very detailed”), averaged five (IQR 3-7). Senior i and superintendant therapists gave a lower median score (3) than senior IIs (5.5) and Juniors (5). At Advantage Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation, we know how important it is to protect your privacy. We are committed to complying with all client privacy policies as defined by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Province of Ontario. All information is kept securely and documents are only disclosed with your written consent. Our privacy policy is as follows: Twelve (27%) Six (33%) juniors, six (40%) The senior indicated that confidentiality was covered in their continuous quality training since qualification, and the median level of perceived details of this training, on the same 0-10 scale, was five (IQR 3.5-6). How it works and confidentiality (including good and bad practices) The majority of therapists felt that physiotherapists were generally aware of and respected confidentiality, but felt that there were many areas where physiotherapists did not meet the necessary standards, mostly unintentionally. Identified as an undesirable practice: while some therapists clearly recognized their respective duties to the patient and others outside the patient-therapist relationship, others were not clear.