ASSESSMENT OF BARRIERS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR STROKE PATIENTS AT TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL

ABSTRACT Background: Physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients. Poor adherence to physiotherapy can negatively affect outcomes and healthcare cost. However, very little is known about the barriers to physiotherapy services in Ghana. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the barriers to physiotherapy services for stroke patients at TGH. The individual / personal and health system barriers to physiotherapy services at TGH were determined. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was employed. A simple random sampling technique was used to recruit 207 respondents for a face-to-face interview. Intervieweradministered questionnaires were used to collect data on individual/personal barriers and health system barriers of respondents to physiotherapy services and were described using the Likert’s scale. Respondents’ adherences to Medication were assessed with the Morisky 8-item medication adherence questionnaire. Data were entered and analysed using Epi info 7 and STATA 12.0. Associations between the variables were determined using a chisquare test and logistic regression was used to test the strength of associations between the independent and the dependent variables. The level of statistical significance were set at p

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APA

Africa, P. & NKETIA-KYERE, M (2021). ASSESSMENT OF BARRIERS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR STROKE PATIENTS AT TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-barriers-to-physiotherapy-services-for-stroke-patients-at-tema-general-hospital

MLA 8th

Africa, PSN, and MERCY NKETIA-KYERE "ASSESSMENT OF BARRIERS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR STROKE PATIENTS AT TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-barriers-to-physiotherapy-services-for-stroke-patients-at-tema-general-hospital. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Africa, PSN, and MERCY NKETIA-KYERE . "ASSESSMENT OF BARRIERS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR STROKE PATIENTS AT TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-barriers-to-physiotherapy-services-for-stroke-patients-at-tema-general-hospital >.

Chicago

Africa, PSN and NKETIA-KYERE, MERCY . "ASSESSMENT OF BARRIERS TO PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR STROKE PATIENTS AT TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-barriers-to-physiotherapy-services-for-stroke-patients-at-tema-general-hospital