GLA:D via Telehealth during COVID-19: an evaluation

Research Study Title: Implementing GLA:D® Australia with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic: A program evaluation considering the normalisation process


This research is being conducted by La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre to learn more about the implementation and delivery of the GLA:D® program via telehealth.  We would like to better understand the extent to which GLA:D® via telehealth has been implemented across Australia, as well as the challenges and facilitating factors associated with it. We will use this information to develop supports and resources for physiotherapists doing telehealth.

Taking part in this research study is optional. We are looking for physiotherapists who want to take part in this research and who fit into one of the following groups:

  • Adopters: physiotherapists who have at least 5 patients registered in the participant registry who completed GLA:D® via telehealth
  • Non-adopters: physiotherapists who expressed interest about GLA:D® telehealth in March 2020, but did not end up doing it
  • Non-interested: physiotherapists who did not express interest in doing GLA:D® via telehealth, yet are trained and were registering people to complete GLA:D® face-to-face prior to March 2020

If you decide to take part in the research it will involve:

  • Participation in a 1-on-1 semi-structured interview via Zoom (approximately 30 minutes) to share your perspectives and experiences with GLA:D® via telehealth

If you are interested in being involved in this research please follow this link to answer a few short questions.

If you would like more information please contact:

Name: Dr Allison Ezzat

Taking part in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part. If you decide not to take part in this research, your decision will not affect your relationship with La Trobe University or GLA:D® Australia

This research has been reviewed and approved by The La Trobe University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or concerns about the research study please email or phone +61 3 9479 1443 quoting the following number HEC21130