Attitude Of Final Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Towards Direct Access

Attitude of Final Year DPT Students Towards Direct Access


  • Armaghan Tahir Rawal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS), Rawalpindi
  • Muhammad Saad Hassan Rawal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS), Rawalpindi
  • Mohammad Jawwad Mohammad Latif Riphah International University Islamabad (RIU)
  • Saadia Batool Mohammad Latif Riphah International University Islamabad (RIU)
  • Sheikh Fahad Khalid Specialist Clinic Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Faizan Hamid Department of Allied Health Sciences University of South Asia Cantt Campus Lahore, Pakistan



Direct access, Physical therapy, DPT students


Direct access in physical therapy means the removal of a medical practitioner’s referral directed by the country’s law to access services of physical therapists for patient evaluation and treatment. students are the future of any country. Objective: To describe the attitude of physical therapy students in their final year towards direct access in Pakistan. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample size of 500, over a period of six months. A semi-structured questionnaire was developed to determine the desired objectives. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 21.  Results: 62.8% students agreed and 30% students strongly agreed to practice under direct access after graduating. Conclusions: The study concludes that most physical therapy students are ready to practice under direct access in Pakistan after graduating. 


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i6.567
Published: 2022-06-30

How to Cite

Tahir, A. ., Saad Hassan, M. ., Mohammad Latif, M. J., Mohammad Latif, S. B., Fahad Khalid, S. ., & Faizan Hamid, M. (2022). Attitude Of Final Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Towards Direct Access: Attitude of Final Year DPT Students Towards Direct Access. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(6), 271–275.



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