Title

Perception on physical therapy role in improving the well-being of children with lower extremity impairments

Date of Completion

6-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Children, Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital, Physical Therapy

Abstract

The study utilized a Quantitative Research design. This design is used to quantify the perception of children with lower extremity impairments and their consenting family member on the role of Physical Therapy in improving the well-being of the children and to be able to to generalize results from the larger sample population. The population was decided with the use of inclusion criteria: respondents consists of 30 consenting family member of 30 children ages 8 to 21 years old, with any lower extremity impairment undergoing physical therapy interventions. The researchers used purposive, non-probability sampling in rehabilitation clinics/educational institutions within the area of Cavite until enough number of respondents were gathered. In order to accomplish the general and specific objectives of the study, the researchers conducted a survey in two parts. First, the demographic data answered by the consenting family member. for the second part, with the use of a 4-point scale questionnaire answered by both the children with lower extremity impairment and their consenting family member. percentage, frequency and mean were used for data analysis. In conclusion, the results of the study showed that both the children with lower extremity impairments as well as their consenting family member perceives an overall positive role of physical therapy on the specific aspects of well-being of the children with lower extremity impairments namely the physical, social, emotional and behavioral aspects.

First Advisor

June Ann R. De Vera

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