E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

Community Survey of Awareness about the Knowledge of Physiotherapy Services amongst Health Care Profession Students

Author(s): Mangaraj Dipti Ranjan, Sen Siddhartha, Agrawal Parul Raj, Rajbhor Basudeo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.2.2452


Physiotherapy is a health care profession. Physiotherapy plays a significant role in all levels of health. Interaction between various disciplines of medicine within a health care team is becoming recognized more and more as an effective method of improving the delivery of health care services. In order to achieve interdisciplinary teamwork, members of the health care team need to understand and respect each other’s professional abilities. It was aimed to find out the extent of knowledge about physiotherapy services among medical sciences students and to analyze the current level of awareness. 249 student’s participants were involved in the study using convenient sampling from SGT University. Students were involved from four different department viz. MBBS, BDS, BAMS, Nursing. Every student fills the structured questionnaire in the prescribed format. The data collected was analyzed by using frequency and percentage in Microsoft 2007. The respondents displayed that 63% of healthcare profession students had ‘Good’ awareness and 61% had ‘Good’ knowledge about physiotherapy. The study concluded that there is a good awareness and knowledge among health care profession students about physiotherapy. Lack of knowledge and awareness was also found which can be improved by educating them on different direction of physiotherapy to the students of health care profession. Among all the profession MBBS and BDS students are slightly more aware and have more knowledge regarding physiotherapy profession.

Keywords: Questionnaires, Health Care Profession, Physiotherapy, Community Survey

Pages: 133-137

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