The percept study

Authors Edwin de Raaij
Publication date 2021
Research groups Lifestyle and Health
Type Doctoral Thesis


In this thesis, a Dutch version of the Brief IPQ is presented to assess IPs in daily physiotherapy practice in The Netherlands. Further, a literature overview of the existing associations and prognosis of IPs on MSP and functioning is presented, and these associations in primary physiotherapy care in The Netherlands are explored. The impact of a matched care physiotherapy package, matched to dysfunctional IPs, and MSP and physical functioning is studied. In this thesis, three themes (ie. measurement, association / prediction and treatment) are explored for their contribution to physiotherapy management of MSP in general, and especially for low back pain

Language English
Key words illness perception, physiotherapy, coping, musculoskeletal pain, physical functioning

Edwin de Raaij