The most recent CSP project to identify priorities took place in 2010/11. The project has been fully documented in an article in Physiotherapy Journal.
Current research priorities
- Cardiorespiratory and medical rehabilitation
- Mental and physical health & wellbeing
Using research priorities
The current priorities are being used in three main ways:
Developing research questions
The recent research priorities project identified key topics. Many of the topics are broad and require further analysis in terms of what is already known in this area, what type(s) of research is needed next, and a range of specific research questions.
Research funders have their own strategies and need to invest in research that will have high impact. Demonstrating why a research topic is important and how it aligns to a specific organsiation’s own priorities is the first step in getting research funded.
The prioritised topics identify areas of physiotherapy practice that most urgently require a larger, robust evidence base. To achieve this, physiotherapy researchers at all levels are encouraged to focus their research in prioritised areas.
How the priorities have been used so far
- Using the top research priorities
- Using the musculoskeletal priorities
- Using the neurology priorities
- Using the cardiorespiratory and medical rehabilitation priorities
- Using the mental and physical health and well being priorities
- How the Professional Networks are using the priorities
- CSP Research Priorities News (Autumn 2012)
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Get involved with research priorities
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