Satisfaction Level of Physiotherapy Students in North India
Background: Physiotherapy or physical therapy is one of the allied health services that is used to improve patient’s quality of life without use of drugs. This service helps in restoration and improvement of function by applying manual therapy, physical modalities, therapeutic exercises and hydrotherapy etc.
Study Design: A Randomized Survey Design.
Objectives: To find out satisfaction level among physiotherapy students of North India.
Method: Total 161 students from Physiotherapy colleges of North India, voluntary participated in the study among which 55 were male and 106 were female. Inclusion criteria were students of third-year and fourthyear of Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree; both male and female with age limit 19-24 years. First-year and second-year students, Postgraduate students, interns and professionals were excluded from the study.
Results: Average score of DREEM Questionnaire was 127. In the questionnaire, there were five questions (i.e. 1, 2, 10, 18 & 19) that scored highest value and showed high satisfaction rate. Total 142 students (88.19%) were happy to choose this particular field while 19 students (11.18%) were unhappy.
Conclusion: Out of 161 students, 142 students (88.19%) were happy to choose Physiotherapy field. Physiotherapy students of North India have high satisfaction level towards Physiotherapy course.
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