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

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
How to Cite
MAQSOOD, Umer; TAHIR, Aqsa; ARSHAD, Hafiz Sheraz. Awareness of Obstetricians and Gynecologist Regarding Role of Physical Therapy in Managing Obstetric and Gynecological Patients in Private and Government Hospital. Journal of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Pakistan, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 144-148, nov. 2017. ISSN 2307-7115. Available at: <http://jsogp.net/new/index.php/jsogp/article/view/42>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.