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