Individual Experiences with GTPS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews to understand perceptions and beliefs related to pain, exercise, and physical activity.

  • Trevail, Tim (PI)

Project Details


This qualitative research project uses in-depth semi-structured interview methods to explore the individual experience of living with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). The question guide aims to understand thoughts, beliefs and attitudes towards pain, physical activity and exercise in this population. The Melbourne based study will be reported in line with the International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus of recommended standards for reporting participant characteristics in tendinopathy research (Rio et al., 2019). For this reason, pre-interview data will be collected to understand and report on the demographics included in the qualitative study.

This study hypothesis that people living with GTPS will have pain related fears that contribute to reduced physical activity and exercise behaviours. The expected outcomes of this study are expected to improve our understanding of the patient experiences and perceived challenges in managing this condition, helping people to more effectively manage tendon pain and remain physically active.
Effective start/end date1/12/2030/11/21


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