Awareness of Obstetricians and Gynecologist Regarding Role of Physical Therapy in Managing Obstetric and Gynecological Patients in Private and Government Hospital

  • Umer Maqsood Azra Naheed Medical College
  • Aqsa Tahir
  • Hafiz Sheraz Arshad
Keywords: Physiotherapy in obstetrics, Stress Urinary Incontinence

Abstract

Objective: To determine and compare awareness of obstetricians and gynecologists regarding the role of physical therapy in managing gynecological and obstetric patients in private and government hospitals.
Design: It was a comparative cross-sectional study conducted in private and government hospitals of Lahore from October 2016 to March 2017
Methodology: The study participants were obstetricians and gynecologists working in private and government hospitals of Lahore. One thirty-eight participants, including 71 consultants, 67 senior registrars participated in the study. 69 participants were from private hospitals while remaining 69 were from government hospitals. Data was collected using a pre-tested 28-items self-administrated questionnaire which was taken from previous research work.
Results: The mean score for physical therapy awareness among gynecologist and obstetricians was 29.64±3.622 in private and 30.36±3.171 in government hospitals. P-value (>0.05) shows that there was no significant difference in awareness regarding physical therapy role in managing obstetric and gynecological patients in private and government hospitals.
Conclusion: The Obstetricians and gynecologist working in private and government hospitals are equally aware about the role of physical therapy in managing gynecological and obstetric patients and there is a need to increase their awareness level.

Published
2017-11-28
Section
Original Articles