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Original Article

Interest in Upgrading the Professional and Ethical Knowledge among Practicing Physiotherapists

Priyanka Balasubramani, Abishek J Rajeshwari, Anbupriya Maharajan

Keywords : Evidence-based practice, Interest, Knowledge, Physiotherapists, Professional ethics

Citation Information : Balasubramani P, Rajeshwari AJ, Maharajan A. Interest in Upgrading the Professional and Ethical Knowledge among Practicing Physiotherapists. Indian J Respir Care 2023; 12 (2):123-126.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1028

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: In the current trend, following a code of ethics and upgrading the knowledge to match the recent updates has become an essential factor in any healthcare professional to maintain professionalism. Physiotherapy is no exception where the treatment outcome depends majorly on professionalism and evidence-based practice (EBP) on par with current trends. Objective: This study aimed to find out the interest toward the upgradation of their professional and ethical knowledge on par with current trends. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out through self-administered online questionnaire among practicing physiotherapists. Results: There is a higher rate of interest in improving the skills (4.1 ± 0.99) and increased awareness of currently accepted standards of practice (4.11 ± 0.89). Conclusion: Physiotherapists show a positive attitude in upgrading their professional and ethical knowledge. Core competency: Practice-based learning and improvement.

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