|RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 118-122
Knowledge, experience, attitude and barriers of postgraduate physiotherapy students toward extracurricular research activities
Momal Khan, Umer Maqsood, Nadia Saleem, Tahir Mahmood, Hafiz Sheraz Arshad.
Objective: To determine knowledge/Experience, attitudes and barriers of postgraduate physiotherapy students in extracurricular research activity.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done from April to October 2019 using convenient sampling technique. All Postgraduate Physiotherapy Students graduated within 2 to 5 years, both genders, currently working in health care management were enrolled. A self-made questionnaire was distributed among 163 students online/manually in Lahore and Islamabad Universities. The validity of the questionnaire is 0.92. The data were analyzed using SPSS Version 20.
Results: Majority of participants had knowledge and positive attitude toward extracurricular research activities. Approximately 68% of the students were aware of extracurricular research while others stayed neutral. The major barriers which were faced in research activities were unavailability of mentors (73.6%), and lack of time (61.3%).
Conclusion: Majority of participants had knowledge and positive attitude towards extracurricular research activities.
Key words: : Attitude, barriers, extracurricular.