Journal, Physical Therapy Education

Articles

Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring

Rites of Passage into the Profession
Becoming a physical therapist entails several distinct transitions in thought and behavior. As educators, we accompany our students as they proceed through each transition and hope that we influence them positively along the way. Our challenge is to...
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Letter to the Editor
EVIDENCE-BASED EDUCATION? There is currently a push within the physical therapy profession for evidence-based practice, a concept that certainly has merit. Part of the impetus to advocate evidence-based practice is questioning the practitioner's utilization...
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An Assessment of High-School Students' Knowledge of Physical Therapy and the Factors That Influence Their Knowledge
ABSTRACT: A survey was administered to 575 students in six different public high schools in Texas to determine the students ' knowledge of physical therapy and the factors that influenced their knowledge. A majority of the students surveyed knew of or...
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Pattern of Physical Therapist Students' Burnout within an Academic Semester
This study was presented at the 12th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Washington, DC, June 25-30, 1995. ABSTRACT: Although the incidence of physical therapists 'burnout is well-recognized in the literature, there...
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Program Assessment in Physical Therapy Education: The Transition to Use of New Criteria
ABSTRACT: Physical therapist programs are required to perform assessments to evaluate program effectiveness and facilitate improvement. Until recently, Section 4 of the Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of...
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The Use of Reflective Summary Writing as a Method of Obtaining Student Feedback about Entering Physical Therapy Practice
ABSTRACT: The purposes of this qualitative study were to obtain feedback from students as to how prepared they were prior to graduation from a problem-based program to enter physical therapy practice and to promote reflective think ing. Forty-eight students,...
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Enhancement of Student Performance in a Gross Anatomy Course with the Use of Peer Tutoring
ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a peer tutoring system developed for a gross anatomy course using both academic performance and perceived value of peer tutoring as measures. The subjects were students enrolled in...
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Comparison of the Student/site Computer Matching Program and Manual Matching of Physical Therapy Students in Clinical Education
ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of the newly developed Student/Site Computer-Assisted Matching Program (SSCAMP) from the American Physical Therapy Association with the results of a manual student matching program used in...
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The Post-Professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy: A Survey of Practicing Physical Therapists
ABSTRACT: The purposes of this survey study were to assess whether practicing physical therapists desire a post-professional clinical doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) and to explore their expectations for such a program and future benefits they may...
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Vol. 13, No. 3, Winter

Guest Editorial
Patient Education Programs that educate patients do not.just happen. Rather they are shaped bly the beliefs and skills of those offering the education.1 What is patient education? What are the present and future roles for physical therapists in patient...
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Patient Education: Past and Present
ABSTRACT: Patient education has been a part of health care since the first healer gave the first patient advice about treating his (or her) ailments. This paper provides a brief look at some of the major historical developments of patient education,...
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Teaching and Learning about Patient Education in Physical Therapy Professional Preparation: Academic and Clinical Considerations
ABSTRACT: The role of the physical therapist as patient educator is central to everyday practice as a clinician. Thus, an important question for physical therapy educators is how to best teach and help students learn about patient education in physical...
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Patient Education and Family Systems
ABSTRACT.- physical therapy professionals are giving increased emphasis to including,ffimiky members and caregivers as partners in the patient education process, Physical therapy students and professionals can greatly benefit from being exposed to a...
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Facilitating Behavior Change: Strategies for Education and Practice
ABSTRACT- This paper develops an argument for the inclusion of brief disease prevention counseling into the training curricula of physical therapists. Cited literature suggests that practicing therapists are likelv not taking full advantage of concepts...
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Community Health Education: Evolving Opportunities for Physical Therapists
ABSTRACT: The US health care deliverv svstem has undergone dramatic change in recent years. Multiple societal factors are seen as responsible for this evolution. Quite apparent is a shift from an individual to a community.16cus on health care delivery....
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Beyond Treatment: Patient Education for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
ABSTRACT: As health care providers, physical therapists tire also health educators and health promoters. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice supports a practice that includes health promotion, education, and wellness, yet this is not reflected in...
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Health Policy Implications for Patient Education in Physical Therapy
ABSTRACT This paper explores the concept of health policy in light of the complexities of today's physical therapy practice, identifies many sources of health policy, and concludes with a discussion of our personnel responsibility for patient education....
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Culture and Patient Education: Challenges and Opportunities
ABSTRACT The efectiveness of clinical care is enhanced when the professional is aware of and can accommodate the client's cultural perspective. This approach to patient education requires individualized attention. This article takes the position that...
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