Memoona Sarwar, Shoaib Waqas, Hafiz Muhammad Asim, Muhammad Tariq, Asifa Javaid

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Assessment of Physical Therapy Students Performance during Clinical Practice

Memoona Sarwar, Shoaib Waqas, Hafiz Muhammad Asim, Muhammad Tariq, Asifa Javaid



Aim: To assess the clinical performance of (DPT) students in Lahore by using assessment of physical therapist practice questionnaire (APP).

Methodology: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted by using simple random sampling technique. Total 91 students of final year DPT among Lahore were selected for this study. 60% of the students from each college were enrolled. The data was collected by using the standardized questionnaire named assessment of physical therapy questionnaire (APP). Whole information was kept confidential. The data was analyzed by SPSS 23.

Results: Results showed that global rating score at APP questionnaire was 62.4% (57 out of 91) reflecting overall good performance during the clinical rotation, 18.68% (17 out of 91) students present satisfactory results ranges, 14.29% (13 out of 91) present acceptable performance and 4.40 % ( 4 out of 91) students showed inappreciable performance. There mean age of 91 students were 21.25 with standard deviation 0.9236.

The Pearson chi square test p=0.948, p <0.005. It reveals that there is no significant variation between gender and overall performance of students during clinical rotation

Conclusion: This study concluded that maximum final year DPT students showed good performance during clinical practice, indicated that curriculum for DPT students is good enough to make student professionally competent.

Key words: Clinical practice, APP questionnaire and DPT students

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