Perception of rehabilitation therapists on the practices of integrated therapy for pediatric patients with neurological conditions in selected clinics in Manila

Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Physical Therapists, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pediatrics


A quantitative type of research design using survey was conducted in Therapy works Inc. and Communicare Therapy Center for Children, which were both located at Paranaque City, Metro Manila. The researchers used convenience sampling. The study had a total of 45 respondents all of which practice IT on pediatric patients with neurological conditions. To achieve the general and specific objectives of the study, the researchers utilized a 23-item self-administered questionnaire that underwent validation and pilot testing. The questionnaire was utilized to determine the perception of rehabilitation therapists on the common practices of IT using a five-point Likert scale. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution. The results showed IT was perceived as usually practiced for pediatric patients with neurological conditions (3.85). The respondents who were aged 36-44 (4.13), either male 3.95) or female (4.00) regardless of their profession; PT (4.11), OT (3.98), SLP (3.98) perceived that IT were usually practiced. As for the specific practices of IT, Patient Satisfaction (4.87) was perceived as always practiced in IT. The usual practices done iN IT as perceived by the respondents were Referral to Rehabilitation members (3.59), Collaboration (4.37), Integrated Therapy Commencement (4.48), Discharge (4.04) and Others: Billing, Admin, Cost, Documentation (3.52). For scheduling (2.09), it was perceived as seldom practiced when it comes to IT> Some recommendations from the therapist was to set a standard schedule for the clients that would also be beneficial for other rehabilitation members. This might influence the perception of rehabilitation therapist when it comes to scheduling practices in IT.

First Advisor

Cattleya Marie R. Bragado

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