所属 医療保健学部 リハビリテーション学科 理学療法学専攻 職種 教授
|標題||The short-term effects of a single lecture on undergraduate physiotherapy students' understanding regarding pain neurophysiology|
|掲載誌名||Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Treatment|
|出版社・発行元||Clinmed International Library|
|担当範囲||Research Planing, Data collection and Discussion|
|著者・共著者||Koya MIne, Sam Gilbert, Junko Tsuchiya, Takashi Nakayama|
|概要||Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of one 80-minute lecture regarding pain neurophysiology, on the understanding of undergraduate physiotherapy students, in terms of the same topic. |
Methods: 78 third-year students from the Tokyo University of Technology participated in this study. An 80-minute one-off lecture regarding pain neurophysiology was delivered. Understanding of pain neurophysiology was assessed through a Japanese version of Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire (NPQ), immediately before, after, and one month after the lecture. Furthermore, students' subjective interest levels, difficulty levels and comprehension levels were also evaluated using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Results: NPQ scores improved significantly immediately after and one month after the intervention compared to the baseline (p < 0.01). Effect sizes in both comparisons were large (0.99 and 1.11 respectively). There was no significant difference between immediately after and one month after the intervention. There was no significant correlation between changes in NPQ and the three subjective outcomes in VAS.
Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest that a single 80-minute lecture might be effective to improve undergraduate physiotherapy students' understanding about pain neurophysiology. Educational staff in Japanese physiotherapy schools is encouraged to integrate modern pain science into their lectures.