Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDuthie, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorDonaghy, Marie
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:46:52Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:46:52Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierER1097
dc.identifier.citationDuthie, J. & Donaghy, M. (2009) The Beliefs and Attitudes of Physiotherapy Students in Scotland Toward Older People, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, vol. 27, , pp. 245-266,
dc.identifier.issn0270-3181
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02703180802430328
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1097
dc.description.abstractThe beliefs and attitudes of physiotherapists/physiotherapy students toward elders are poorly represented in the literature with several authors highlighting the importance of pre-registration education in determining attitudes of healthcare staff. This study investigated and compared first and fourth year undergraduate physiotherapy students' beliefs and attitudes toward older people and explored if any association existed between student characteristics and attitudes. A convenience sample of 175 students completed a questionnaire. Students' attitudes toward older people were found to be mainly neutral or positive but some differences were found between first and fourth year students' attitudes and ageist tendencies were detected in some students. Previous contact with fit/healthy elders and teaching specifically about the needs of older people had a positive effect on attitudes. Students described a person over 70- using mainly negative stereotypical traits and themselves at 70 mainly positively.
dc.format.extent245-266
dc.relation.ispartofPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
dc.titleThe Beliefs and Attitudes of Physiotherapy Students in Scotland Toward Older People
dc.typearticle
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted
dc.description.facultysch_phy
dc.description.volume27
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1080/02703180802430328
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid1097
rioxxterms.typearticle
qmu.authorDonaghy, Marie
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number3


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record