- The Society of Physical Therapy Science
- Journal of Physical Therapy Science (ISSN:09155287)
- vol.35, no.1, pp.31-39, 2023 (Released:2023-01-01)
[Purpose] We aimed to identify possible solutions to enhance evidence-based practice (EBP) in rehabilitation professionals in Japan. [Participants and Methods] A three-round Delphi method was undertaken among a cohort of clinical therapists (328 physical therapists, 55 occupational therapists, and 6 speech therapists). In the first round, the participants listed possible solutions for promoting EBP, other than 12 solutions presented in a previous study; subsequently, a new list was created. In the second round, a newly-created list of solutions was presented, and the participants responded on a 5-point Likert scale on how much they agreed with the solutions promoting EBP in Japanese rehabilitation professionals. In the third round, the distribution of responses obtained in the second round was presented, and participant’s agreement was again assessed on a 5-point Likert scale. [Results] Across the three rounds, data were collected from 33.7% to 47.0% of all eligible participants. After the first round, 17 possible solutions were developed, and a list of 29 solutions was used in the second round. After the third round, 10 solutions reached the predetermined criteria for consensus. [Conclusion] In this study, ten possible solutions to promote EBP were proposed by the Japanese rehabilitation professionals.