Knowledge, perception and attitude of patient safety amongst clinical year physiotherapy students in Ghana

South African Journal of Physiotherapy


 
 
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Title Knowledge, perception and attitude of patient safety amongst clinical year physiotherapy students in Ghana
 
Creator Atakora, Samuel-Jerry S. Quartey, Jonathan Kwakye, Samuel K.
 
Subject — physiotherapy; education; clinical year; healthcare; human error; patient safety
Description Background: Patient safety is a part of healthcare that is not only important in the delivery of healthcare but also in the training of healthcare professionals. It is a key component of physiotherapy treatment which, when underrated, can result in more harm than good.Objective: To determine the level of knowledge, perception and attitude of patient safety amongst physiotherapy students.Method: Eighty clinical year physiotherapy students from the University of Ghana and the University of Health and Allied Sciences were recruited for this cross-sectional study. Data were obtained using the World Health Organization Medical School Curricular Guide for Patient Safety questionnaire. Pearson Chi-square was used to test for association between the level of study of participants and their knowledge on patient safety.Results: Of the eighty (80) respondents, there were 41 women (52.1%) and 39 men (48.8%) in our study. Majority of the respondents (97.5%) had a moderate level of knowledge on patient safety. There was no significant association between the level of study and knowledge of clinical year physiotherapy students on patient safety (p = 0.712).Conclusion: Clinical year physiotherapy students in Ghana have a moderate level of knowledge on the concept of patient safety. Restructuring of the physiotherapy curriculum to specifically cover the concept of patient safety would be beneficial to its promotion in the healthcare system.Clinical implications: The outcomes of our study may motivate physiotherapy students to put in additional effort that could facilitate the translation of positive attitudes that have been shown to be effective in reducing errors and promoting patient safety.
 
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Date 2021-02-19
 
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Identifier 10.4102/sajp.v77i1.1499
 
Source South African Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 77, No 1 (2021); 9 pages 2410-8219 0379-6175
 
Language eng
 
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