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RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 127-130


Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan

Wardha Nadeem, Zohaib Shahid, Marriyam Ijaz, Umer Maqsood, Hafiz Sheraz Arshad.

Abstract
Objective: To find the perspective of 11th and 12th grade intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted in the intermediate colleges of Lahore. We included 500 students; 267 science group and 234 non-science group. Data were collected using a self-administrated questionnaire, which was validated from eight experts. It contained 13 items.
Results: The results showed that 48% information related to physiotherapy was obtained from social media. Seventy percent students did not know if physiotherapy was a qualified profession. Only 23% and 14% students knew that physical therapy was useful in cardiopulmonary and pediatric conditions.
Conclusion: Intermediate college students had lack of awareness regarding physiotherapy as a profession. Social media was a powerful source of awareness for them.

Key words: Physiotherapy, perception, profession.


 
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Nadeem W, Shahid Z, Ijaz M, Maqsood U, Arshad HS. Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 127-130.


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Nadeem W, Shahid Z, Ijaz M, Maqsood U, Arshad HS. Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=67957 [Access: March 20, 2021].


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Nadeem W, Shahid Z, Ijaz M, Maqsood U, Arshad HS. Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 127-130.



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Nadeem W, Shahid Z, Ijaz M, Maqsood U, Arshad HS. Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2021), [cited March 20, 2021]; 46(1): 127-130.



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Nadeem, W., Shahid, . Z., Ijaz, . M., Maqsood, . U. & Arshad, . H. S. (2021) Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 46 (1), 127-130.



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Nadeem, Wardha, Zohaib Shahid, Marriyam Ijaz, Umer Maqsood, and Hafiz Sheraz Arshad. 2021. Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 127-130.



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Nadeem, Wardha, Zohaib Shahid, Marriyam Ijaz, Umer Maqsood, and Hafiz Sheraz Arshad. "Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 127-130.



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Nadeem, Wardha, Zohaib Shahid, Marriyam Ijaz, Umer Maqsood, and Hafiz Sheraz Arshad. "Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46.1 (2021), 127-130. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Nadeem, W., Shahid, . Z., Ijaz, . M., Maqsood, . U. & Arshad, . H. S. (2021) Perception of intermediate college students about physical therapy as a profession in Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 127-130.








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