International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 5 / 10

Knowledge and Attitude among Under-Graduate Students Regarding Geriatric Physiotherapy

Saumya Kumta | Dr. Amrutkuvar Rayjade | Supriya Nikam

Abstract: Background: The geriatric rehabilitation is a developing field in community physiotherapy. The goal of geriatric rehabilitation is to restore independence and as much physical and mental function. A lot of undergraduate students are unaware of treatments methods. As the students interaction with senior patients is comparatively less , they should have a good and correct attitude. Objectives: To investigate the undergraduate students knowledge and attitude regarding geriatric rehabilitation. Materials and methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Krishna College of physiotherapy, KIMSDU, Karad. A total of 148 undergraduate physiotherapy students were included by random sampling. Questionnaire on knowledge and attitude on geriatric rehabilitation were circulated via Google forms and the results were collected. Result: This study results show that the knowledge in students is fair and attitude is poor. Conclusion: This study shows that undergraduate physiotherapy students have fairly good knowledge but attitude seemed to be poor, hence a more enthusiastic approach is expected.

Keywords: Geriatric rehabilitation, Knowledge, Attitude, Under-graduate students

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 238 - 275

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