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The perception of physical therapy leaders in Saudi Arabia regarding physical therapy scope of practice in primary health care

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Physical Therapy Science, January 2016
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Title
The perception of physical therapy leaders in Saudi Arabia regarding physical therapy scope of practice in primary health care
Published in
Journal of Physical Therapy Science, January 2016
DOI 10.1589/jpts.28.112
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Authors

Hani Mohammed Al-Abbad, Hisham Mohammed Al-Haidary, Al-Abbad, Hani Mohammed, Al-Haidary, Hisham Mohammed

Abstract

[Purpose] To explore the views of the physical therapy service leaders in Saudi Arabia regarding the integration of physical therapy service in primary health care settings. [Subjects and Methods] A self-administered questionnaire consisting of both open and closed ended questions was distributed during May-July 2013 via email to physical therapy leaders representing different regions and health care providers in Saudi Arabia. [Results] Twenty-six participants answered the questionnaire. Eighty five percent of the sample had ≥ 10 years of experience with 57.6% of them holding a post-graduate degree. Participants were from different health care providers and represented different geographical regions of Saudi Arabia. Eighty one percent of the sample reported that the adoption of physical therapy services in primary health care would be advantageous, as it would offer earlier access to health care and would be more cost-effective. The respondents also stated that such a service would contribute towards the prevention of common non-communicable health diseases. [Conclusion] The results of this survey provide generally positive recommendations for the provision of physical therapy service in Saudi Arabia primary health care centers. However, challenges and barriers identified by this study require consideration during the development of the service.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 56%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Other 1 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 56%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 11%
Sports and Recreations 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2016.
All research outputs
#359,465
of 8,939,479 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Physical Therapy Science
#10
of 1,033 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,690
of 338,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Physical Therapy Science
#4
of 98 outputs
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