Muhammad Umer Sikander, Shoaib Waqas, Hafiz Muhammad Asim
Aim: To determine the professionalism among physical therapists, working in clinical setups of Lahore. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at different public and private hospitals of Lahore with non-probability convenient sampling technique. A sample of 350 therapists was calculated. A pre designed questionnaire from (American physical therapy association) APTA was used for the collection of data. The examiner himself filled the questionnaire by interview method. The data was collected from patients who agreed and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the research. Qualitative variables (accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty, social responsibility) was assessed in the form of percentages while quantitative variables (age) was assessed by mean and standard deviation.
Results: The age of the patients was between 18 to 70 years old with a mean of 41 years and standard deviation 13.843 years. Out of 272 patients (sample size) 190(69.86%) were male and 82(30.15%) were female. Out of 272 patients, 102 were strongly agreed, 75 were agreed, 44 were normal, 21 were disagreed and 20 were strongly disagreed.
Conclusion: The conclusion of this study was that most of the patients were satisfied from their physical therapist as they hehaved prfossionally.
Keyword: Professionalism, physical therapist, integrity, compassion