Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Practice

The objective of this survey is to investigate the awareness, utilization, and perceptions of motivational interviewing (MI) in physical therapy (PT) practice and to explore the variables associated with MI use, as well as the barriers that prevent its usage. MI is an evidence-based method of facilitating behavior change and has been supported in PT practice as an effective means of increasing adherence to home exercise programs and improving objective treatment outcomes. This study will provide a necessary overview of the current status of MI in PT in the US in order to inform researchers and educators about areas of opportunity and focus. Questions included in the survey will assess general awareness of motivational interviewing (MI), perceptions of applicability of MI in PT practice, use of MI skills, and beliefs about PT roles (please refer to the full survey “Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Practice”). The data will be collected and stored in REDCap until it is downloaded for analysis and will not be shared with any external entity. The analyzed data will be reported in aggregate only for publication purposes.


Dr. Eric Kruger, PT, DPT, MS
The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy
HSSB215, 505-272-5784

Study Dates: April 11, 2019 to May 1, 2020

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Early Intervention Physical therapist's knowledge and use of the international classification of functioning, Health and disability for children and youth (icf-cy) in clinical practice

The survey explores if and how EI PTs use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) in clinical practice including if and how EI PTs introduce the ICF-CY to parents or caregivers of the children that they service.
PTs must have one year of EI PT experience and be practicing in the United States.

The survey is closed.
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Sheila Kelley, PT,
Lorraine Sylvester, PT, PhD,
405-271-2131, Ext.47119

Institution: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
(approved 10076)

This survey has ended. Thank you for participating.

A summary of results will be posted once research is complete.

Physical Therapist provider survey regarding physical therapy care for those with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

This survey investigates current practice trends and physical therapy care for those with SMA and how current intervention supports recommened standards of care.

This survey has ended. Thank you to all who have participated. We will post results once the research is completed.


Kristin Krosschell, PT, DPT, MA
Institution: Northwestern University
(approved STU00208232)

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Spatiotemporal parameters of cortical sensorimotor processing during orofacial palpation, jaw movement and biting in individuals with chronic orofacial pain.

This study has ended. Stay tuned for results. Many thanks to all who participated.


Janey Prodoehl PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
or 630-515-6451
Institution: Midwestern University
(approved #2716)
Funding Source: Research Facilitation Grant College of Health Sciences
Midwestern University
A summary of results will be posted once research is complete.

APTA Orthopaedic Academy Imaging SIG Survey

The purpose of this survey is to understand physical therapists’ attitude, knowledge, use, and ordering of diagnostic imaging related to their practice.

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The survey is now closed.

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Sean Rundell and George J Beneck, PhD, PT, OCS, KEMG or
Institution: University of Washington and California State University, Long Beach

The survey has closed. Results will be posted once they are received.

Deciding who goes home following inpatient rehabilitaiton: a comparative analysis of allied healthcare professionals in southern illinois

The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that affect discharge recommendations made by allied healthcare professionals in southern Illinois for adults in inpatient rehabilitation

This survey has ended. A research summary will be forthcoming. Many thanks to all who participated.

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Christine Watt, OTR/L, MS

Institution: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
(approved #18230)

Reasons Why Physical Therapy Clinics choose to host students for physical therapy clinical education programs

The participation request has closed. This research is currently being conducted. Many thanks to those who volunteered.

Updated 5.24.2019