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Continuing Professional Development of Jordanian Physiotherapists: Activities, Facilitators and Barriers
  • Mohammad Madi,
  • Hayat Hamzeh
Mohammad Madi
The Hashemite University

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Hayat Hamzeh
The University of Jordan
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Abstract

Rationale, aims and objectives: As part of Jordanian government’s healthcare strategy, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has recently become mandatory as of 2018. The study aimed to draw the landscape of CPD for Jordanian Physiotherapist. The activities, attitudes, and workplace environment related to CPD were explored. Method: A quantitative web-based survey was used to collect data. The survey was open for potential participants for three months from 29/01/2020. Only physiotherapists practicing in Jordan; and involved in direct patient care were invited to take part. Results: Eighty-six Physiotherapists representing multiple cities in Jordan completed the survey. Around 13% held a post graduate qualification. The main activity in which participants engaged with was local workshops. Their main driver was to improve patients care. High financial burden and inability to travel were the main barriers. Conclusion(s): For the first time, the study provided evidence of the activities, motivators, and barriers to CPD in a sample of Jordanian physiotherapists. Findings are important in informing healthcare policy-making. In particular, it offers directions to maximise the impact of CPD.