What does “health-seeking” mean to you?

While a wealth of literature exists regarding the impact of different management strategies for musculoskeletal disorders on health services utilisation, there is a paucity of literature on health seeking behaviour, especially how it drives health-services utilisation.

To gain insight into health-seeking behaviour, our friend and colleague Derek Clewley, an Assistant Professor at Duke University, is really excited to conduct a large-scale survey on clinician’s familiarity and beliefs about the influence that health-services utilisation has on musculoskeletal disorders. Moreover, they are interested in the behavioural features of health services utilisation, known as health-seeking behaviour.

The purpose of this survey is to assess clinicians’ familiarity, beliefs, and perceptions of health-services utilisation and its relationship to outcomes, specifically for the management of musculoskeletal disorders. It is expected there are a number of factors that influence a clinician’s perception of health-seeking behaviour and because of this potentially large variability the researchers are seeking to identify a large sample of clinicians across a number of health case specialties.

As the survey is aimed at determining familiarity, perceptions, and beliefs about health-services utilisation and health-seeking behaviour, your assistance is sought, even if you feel you do not know much about these concepts.  The results of this survey will be highly valuable for gaining more insight into health-services utilisation.

What does “health-seeking” mean to you? Please complete this quick survey https://goo.gl/yEUahT

This study has been approved by the Duke University Institutional Review Board.

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