Knowledge Regarding the Benefits of Physiotherapy among Physiotherapy Specialty Students
Keywords:Physiotherapy, Benefits, Knowledge, Students
Background: Physical treatment is a unique calling with broad clinical applications in the rebuilding,
support and advancement of ideal physical capacity
Aim of study: To assess the level of knowledge regarding the benefits of physiotherapy among Physiotherapy
Methodology: A cross sectional descriptive study included (54) Physiotherapy students of Medical Technical
Institute, Technical College of Health and Medicine/Baghdad, during November and December 2018.
They were selected randomly and they were asked to answer a self-administered questionnaire in 3 main
domains (general benefits, woman’s health, chronic disease management) of physiotherapy. The questionnaire
covered different aspects regarding the knowledge of the benefits of physiotherapy. The percent score for
each question and overall mean score for each domain was assessed.
Results: The total number of included students in the study was 54 distributed an 51.9%males 48.1%
females, 64.81% from the Medical Technical Institute and 35.19%from the college of Technical Health and
Medicine. Distribution of knowledge of students regarding the general benefits of physiotherapy was with
overall mean percent score=80, women’s health with overall mean percent score=67% and for the benefits
of physiotherapy in chronic diseases with overall mean percent score=84%. The overall mean percent scores
for all domains were 77.
Conclusion: In general, satisfactory level of knowledge of included students regarding the benefits of
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