Awareness About Physiotherapy among University Staffs
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Aim: This study aims to explore the awareness about Physiotherapy among University staffs in Malaysia Method: This is an institution based cross-sectional study. This study was conducted as a whole population study as all the staffs in one campus of a reputed university in Malaysia was approached to participate in the study. The staffs of Physiotherapy department were excluded from the study. The obtained data was analysed using frequency and percentage. Results: Most of the respondents
... respondents recognize Physiotherapy as unique profession but still majority of them have a wrong perception like masseurs are Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy as indigenous treatment method and acupuncture as a branch of Physiotherapy. Majority of them aware about the use of Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, Neurological specialties but the awareness in other specialties such as pediatrics and women's health are not satisfactory. Conclusion: The awareness about the role of physiotherapy must be enhanced in fields such as Pediatrics, women's health and cardiorespiratory. The perception about the Physiotherapy profession need to be enhanced.