ERIC Number: ED065727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Methodology for Optimizing the Training and Utilization of Physical Therapy Personnel.
Dumas, Neil S.; Muthard, John E.
A method for analyzing the work in a department of physical therapy was devised and applied in a teaching hospital. Physical therapists, trained as observer-investigators, helped refine the coding system and were able to reliably record job behavior in the physical therapy department. The nature of the therapist's and aide's job was described and implications for physical therapy practice and academic preparation drawn. Therapists' judgments provided a basis for describing tasks which might readily be incorporated into the work of a trained physical therapy assistant. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Job Analysis, Labor Utilization, Methods, Occupational Information, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Aides
Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute, Box 208, Health Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.