Gill, A.S.; Chawla, N.S.; Saini, S.S. Strategies for Re-opening Physiotherapy OPDs Post COVID-19 Lockdown – A Cross-sectional Study. Preprints2021, 2021060111. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0111.v1
Gill, A.S., Chawla, N.S., & Saini, S.S. (2021). Strategies for Re-opening Physiotherapy OPDs Post COVID-19 Lockdown – A Cross-sectional Study. Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0111.v1
Gill, A.S., Nistara Singh Chawla and Sandeep Singh Saini. 2021 "Strategies for Re-opening Physiotherapy OPDs Post COVID-19 Lockdown – A Cross-sectional Study" Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0111.v1
Background: The practices of various health-care professionals have been improvised to accommodate the on-going covid-19 pandemic situation. Different guidelines have been set in place to ease the process of re-opening of non-elective healthcare services like out-patient physiotherapy clinics. Although the measures taken should be guided by evidence based information, major consensus amongst practicing therapists needs to guide the India physiotherapy clinics. Objective: To identify and present the opinions of different physiotherapists about the various strategies for re-opening the out-patient physiotherapy clinics. Methods: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted. Over 169 participants were selected to participate in the survey according to the pre-decided inclusion and exclusion criteria. The data was collected and saved via google forms. Result and conclusion: A majority of respondents had a consensus over different strategies for re-opening the physiotherapy OPDs. These were regarding different measures to be adapted including modifications in the clinic infrastructure and the practice pattern. This would help in smoothly re-instating the physiotherapy services post the covid-19 lockdown.
COVID19; SARS CoV2; physiotherapy; healthcare system
Medicine and Pharmacology, Immunology and Allergy
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