Effectiveness of peer assessment for implementing a Dutch physical therapy low back pain guideline

Authors S.A. van Dulmen, M. Maas, J.B. Staal, G. Rutten, Henri Kiers, M.W.G. van der Nijhuis-van der Sanden, P. van der Wees
Published in Physical Therapy
Publication date 2014
Research groups Lifestyle and Health
Type Article


Clinical practice guidelines are considered important instruments to improve quality of care. However, success is dependent on adherence, which may be improved using peer assessment, a strategy in which professionals assess performance of their peers in a simulated setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether peer assessment is more effective than case-based discussions to improve knowledge and guideline-consistent clinical reasoning in the Dutch physical therapy guideline for low back pain (LBP).

On this publication contributed

  • Henri Kiers | Researcher | Research group Lifestyle and Health
    Henri Kiers
    • Researcher
    • Research group: Lifestyle and Health

Language English
Published in Physical Therapy
Year and volume 94 10
Page range 1396-1409