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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 10
First page : ( 4553) Last page : ( 4558)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00833.8

SWOT Analysis of Physiotherapy Profession in Pakistan

Sana A1, Rashid HN2, Ilyas MN3, Danish H2, Sheraz MA2, Atif AB3,*

1Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus, Pakistan

2Riphah International University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan

3Faculty of Medicine, University of Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: atifamin@unisza.edu.my

Online published on 20 December, 2018.


In the last five years, there is an abrupt increase in number of physiotherapy institutes all over the Pakistan. Where it has opened new doors for the graduates to attain jobs, it has also increased the number of enrolled students to an alarming level. The purpose of this study is to provide a broad vision analysis about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of physiotherapy profession by sharing experiences of qualified experienced physiotherapist as well as young physiotherapist for the betterment of physiotherapy profession in Pakistan. The overarching Aim of this study was to assess the status of Physiotherapy profession in Pakistan. This is cross sectional observational survey in which 110 physiotherapist was taken from Punjab as sample by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Study was divided into two phases (I and II). Phase-1 a qualitative interview was taken from (10) Experienced Physiotherapist who have been working more than 10 years. Phase-2 a quantitative questionnaire has designed from the interviews than filled by (100) Young Physiotherapist who have more than one-year experience. The SWOT analysis consists of 40 questions. It contained ten points for each category strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats the result shows that there were three points for each category to which our respondent physiotherapists give strong response. By eliminating our threats and weaknesses we can utilizes strength sources for availing opportunitie. The Conclusion of SWOT analysis concludes that main STRENGTH of physiotherapy profession is that level of education has increased in last decade, main WEAKNESS is low merit in private institutes, main OPPORTUNITY is research quality will be improved by foreign trained researcher working in Pakistan) & main THREAT is no professional council at national/international level.



SWOT analysis in Pakistan, Physiotherapy, Pakistan, Profession, Physiotherapist.


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