AWARENESS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PESHAWAR
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Keywords

Awareness
Physiotherapy
Electronic Media

How to Cite

abdullah, abdullah, Darain, H., uddin, A., Ali, S., & Ali, B. (2019). AWARENESS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA PESHAWAR. Annals of Allied Health Sciences, 5(1), 14-19. Retrieved from http://aahs.kmu.edu.pk/index.php/aahs/article/view/72

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Physiotherapy is one of allied health profession concerned with rehabilitation on the base of evidence based studies. The aim of this study is to determine the level of awareness in electronic media personnel of Peshawar.

METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out and data was collected from 114 electronic media personnel of different TV channels of Peshawar. Data was analyzed through SPSS version 22.

RESULTS: Overall 57.96% of study population has sufficient knowledge regarding Physiotherapy. Only 20.2% know that Physiotherapy is practiced by physiotherapists instead of other doctors like MBBS, BDS and MD etc. Interestingly 44.7% thought that physiotherapists are masseurs.

CONCLUSION: The knowledge about Physiotherapy is not sufficient. Awareness about Physiotherapy in electronic media personnel needs attention. Steps should be taken to improve and clarify the understanding about Physiotherapy.  

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