Awareness Among Medical Professionals about the Role of Physiotherapists in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

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  • Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Karad - 415539, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Department of Oncologic Physiotherapy, Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Karad - 415539, Maharashtra ,IN



Awareness, Chronic Renal Failure, Medical Professionals, Physiotherapy


Background: Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is a significant health issue that has impacted millions of adults and elderly individuals. CRF arises from numerous miscellaneous conditions that irreversibly alter the function and structure of the kidney over months or years. It is non-recoverable and affects the body’s systems. Complications of CRF affect the patient’s quality of life, so physical rehabilitation plays a crucial role in enhancing quality of life. Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was developed, validated, and distributed as a Google form and circulated to medical professionals, including doctors and nurses, via social media platforms. The Data was automatically calculated using a Google spreadsheet. Results: 100 medical professionals filled out the questionnaire, of which 24 were doctors and 76 nurses. Among all participating medical professionals, 58.5% were cognizant of the role of physiotherapy in chronic renal failure, doctors were more aware than nurses. Conclusion: Medical professionals are less aware so, it is imperative to implement measures aimed at enhancing awareness about the role of physiotherapy in managing patients with CRF, as part of the management of complications and symptoms within the framework of a multidisciplinary team.


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Akanksha, P., & Trupti, Y. (2024). Awareness Among Medical Professionals about the Role of Physiotherapists in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure. Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health, 24(1), 83–88.



Research Article
Received 2023-12-28
Accepted 2024-02-01
Published 2024-03-04



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