Evaluation of clinical performance of physical therapy interns (AY 2016-2017) in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department of De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Clinical Competence, Work Performance, Physical Therapists


This study used quantitative, descriptive research through purposive sampling. The sampling population of the study comprised 45 physical therapy interns (AY 2016-2017). The research instrument used in the study is the "Grading Rubric for Clinical Internship" tool developed by De La Salle Health Sciences Institute's College of Rehabilitation Sciences. The evaluation tool is used to assess the interns' clinical performance and determine which students can consistently perform proficient and skilled tasks under the four clinical outcomes presented. Data for the study was gathered through secondary data collection or review of records. Mean, Two-sample Wilcoxon Rank-Sum (Mann-Whitney) test, standard deviation and Kruskal-Wallis Equality-of-Populations Rank Test. Results concluded that the physical therapy interns (AY 2016-2017) showed significant improvement in their clinical performance over the duration of the internship and are able to demonstrate meeting to established performance on each month rotation.

First Advisor

Cattleya Marie R. Bragado

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