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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-90

Poster Presentation: AB No: 75: A study to analyse the effectiveness of Communication Skills among Physiotherapy Interns and Post Graduate Students

Sri Ramachandra Institute Of Higher Education and Research

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361108

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Background: Communication skills is essential in physiotherapy practice. It is a vital skill that physiotherapist need in practice to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Communication with patients is the core clinical skills for the practice of Physiotherapy. It can be defined as specific tasks and observable behaviors that include interviewing to obtain a medical history, explaining a diagnosis and prognosis, giving therapeutic instructions and information needed for informed consent to undergo therapeutic procedures, exercises and providing counselling to motivate participation of patients and care givers in the therapy. No studies till date have been done to demonstrate the effectiveness of training and no objective assessment of patient education skills have been employed to assess outcomes, so we have planned to evaluate the effectiveness of communication while providing patient family education. Furthermore, the effect of specific training on patient education skills will be analyzed. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of communication skill training among physiotherapy Interns and Post graduates. Methods: Male and Female post graduates (MPT) and Interns (BPT) from SRIHER will be recruited for the study. Pre assessment score will be marked by a senior physiotherapist on the basis of RANZCOG Assessment of communication Skills during provision of patient family education by the physiotherapy students. Following the evaluation they will receive a brief training for a week on patient education by means of video simulation, pamphlets and role play. Post assessment will be taken with RANZCOG Assessment of communication Skills from the physiotherapy students. Effectiveness of the training program on self-efficacy and performance in the area of patient education will be analysed. Results: Since it is an ongoing study the result will be displayed later.

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