Perception of Physiotherapist in Saudi Arabia Regarding their Role in Physical Activity Promotion
Ibrahim Akram Jan1, Saad Abdullah Alamri2, Anwar Abdulgayed Ebid3, Aws Abdulghafur Obaid1* and Ahmad Hamed Alhamed1
1Rehabilitation Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2Physiotherapy Department, Hera General Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Physiotherapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Aws Abdulghafur Obaid, Rehabilitation Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
July 04, 2022; Published: October 04, 2022
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to assess the perception of physiotherapist in Saudi Arabia regarding the role of physical activity promotion.
Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was developed and distributed to physiotherapist in Saudi Arabia. The study included 279, of which male 68.8% and female 31.2% physiotherapists participated in the study.
Results: Two hundred and seven (74.2%) Discuss the benefits of physical activity with patients is strongly agreed is a part of the role of the physiotherapist and 173 (62%) strongly agree providing patients with multiple ideas to increase the daily physical activity is part of the physiotherapist's role. 55.2% of responded were feel confident to suggest specific physical activity programs for their patients.
Conclusions: Physiotherapists in Saudi Arabia have a good understanding of how to encourage their patients to be physically active, but due to a lack of consultation time, they do not advise many of them. The most practical form of physical activity promotion in patient management is thought to be integrating brief counseling into regular treatment sessions.
Keywords: Perception; Physiotherapist; Saudi Arabia; Physical Activity
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