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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 7, Issue 12, Part E (2021)

Awareness of physiotherapy in adults dwelling in Pune city

Awareness of physiotherapy in adults dwelling in Pune city

Author(s)
Dr. Neha Ghugare and Dr. Sana Lalkate
Abstract
Objective: to find out awareness of the term physiotherapy in general population, whether people are aware of the treatment options available in physiotherapy and what conditions are treatable with physiotherapy, identify the sources of information for physiotherapy in general population.
Method: Study design was a cross sectional study. It was a community based survey. A questionnaire containing closed ended questions on awareness of physiotherapy was formulated. Participants were asked to fill up the questionnaire after a written consent.
Result: 70% people have heard about physiotherapy and 30% are unaware about the term physiotherapy. 63.66% people are aware about physiotherapy treatment options, and 34.66% are unaware of them. Out of 63.66% who are aware about physiotherapy treatment options, 25% know about Hot packs, 0.33% people are aware about IFT, TENS and EMS no one has heard about. 33.33% have heard about physiotherapy from doctors and 14% from have heard from relatives.
Conclusion: People are aware about the term physiotherapy. People aren’t aware about the treatment options available in physiotherapy and what all diseases can be treated with physiotherapy apart from orthopedics conditions.
Pages: 307-313  |  372 Views  77 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neha Ghugare, Dr. Sana Lalkate. Awareness of physiotherapy in adults dwelling in Pune city. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(12):307-313.
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