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Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists

Aleksandra Kraljević   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-6550-7687 ; Zagreb University Hospital Center, Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Melita Rukavina   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-7439-1233 ; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Nikolino Žura   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-8693-9649 ; Zagreb University Hospital Center, Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Lukrecija Jakuš ; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Mirjana Telebuh   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4228-3542 ; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Gordana Grozdek Čovčić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-8601-6166 ; Zagreb University Hospital Center
Marina Horvat Tišlar ; Zagreb University Hospital Center

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APA 6th Edition
Kraljević, A., Rukavina, M., Žura, N., Jakuš, L., Telebuh, M., Grozdek Čovčić, G. & Horvat Tišlar, M. (2020). Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists. Medica Jadertina, 50 (1), 47-54. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690
MLA 8th Edition
Kraljević, Aleksandra, et al. "Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists." Medica Jadertina, vol. 50, no. 1, 2020, pp. 47-54. https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kraljević, Aleksandra, Melita Rukavina, Nikolino Žura, Lukrecija Jakuš, Mirjana Telebuh, Gordana Grozdek Čovčić and Marina Horvat Tišlar. "Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists." Medica Jadertina 50, no. 1 (2020): 47-54. https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690
Harvard
Kraljević, A., et al. (2020). 'Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists', Medica Jadertina, 50(1), pp. 47-54. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690 (Accessed 21 September 2021)
Vancouver
Kraljević A, Rukavina M, Žura N, Jakuš L, Telebuh M, Grozdek Čovčić G, et al. Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists. Medica Jadertina [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2021 September 21];50(1):47-54. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690
IEEE
A. Kraljević, et al., "Assesment of work ability in physiotherapists", Medica Jadertina, vol.50, no. 1, pp. 47-54, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690. [Accessed: 21 September 2021]

Abstracts
Contemporary concepts of work ability emphasise the need to adjust work conditions to workers’ ability, bearing in mind that the psychophysical abilities of workers change over time. A physiotherapist is a health expert who assesses plans and implements therapeutic and rehabilitation procedures.
The aim of this study was to determine the level of work ability of physiotherapists and to investigate its relations to some socio-demographic variables.
The study included 61 physiotherapists at the Zagreb University Hospital Centre. The average subject age was 42.8  11.05. We used the Work Ability Index Questionnaire – WAI for assessing their work ability.
The results show that the average work ability index is 39.16 ± 6.9 points which indicates that the self-reported work ability of physiotherapists is very good. In addition, we found a negative correlation between work ability, age and duration of employment. The most frequent confirmed diagnoses were movement related disorders.
We can conclude that on average physiotherapists rate their work ability as very good, while those who are older and have been working longer show lower work ability.

Keywords
work ability; physiotherapist; Work Ability Index Questionnaire

Hrčak ID: 236690

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/236690

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