This survey has been created by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT), in collaboration with Cardiff University. The aim of the study is to compile information on how practitioners make decisions about advising athletes on returning to sport and physical activity following injury (RTP). We particularly want to know whether RTP decisions differ across countries, sports, level of competition and level of practitioner expertise. This information will help us in the next stage, which aims to develop some clinical guidelines for Physical Therapists working in sport.
There are some general questions about where you work, your professional experience and how you would prioritise your decisions. In the final section there are 2 clinical examples, where you are once again asked to prioritise your decisions in those specific scenarios.
For the purposes of this survey Cardiff University is the data controller. All data collected in this survey will be held securely by the survey software provider (University of Bristol) under contract and then retained by the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). Data from the survey, including answers to questions where personal details are requested, will only be used by the principle authors for research purposes and will not be passed on to any other party. All responses will remain anonymous and no individual will be identified at any stage of dissemination.
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Please help us find out more about worldwide return to play decision-making.