Episode 8: If You Listen To This Show, Let's Set Some Expectations First


In this episode of the ClinicalAthlete Podcast, we discuss how patient beliefs and expectations of care can have a significant effect on patient outcomes. We also discuss how we can manage, potentially reframe, and measure patient expectations clinically. We finish the show discussing a case study of an injured athlete, and how to incorporate patient education as it relates to appropriately framing patient expectations of care.

Peer-Reviewed References:

Bialosky JE et al. Individual Expectation: An Overlooked, but Pertinent Factor in the Treatment of Individuals Experiencing Musculoskeletal Pain. 2010

Geurts JW et al. Patient expectations for management of chronic non-cancer pain: A systematic review. 201