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A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey

swati meshram, DR. MEDHA Deo, DR. DHWANI RAJ Raj.

Abstract
Background: to ensure safety & effectiveness various national & international bodies like FDA, CSP have laid down guidelines for the use of SWD (short wave diathermy). Physiotherapists working in private clinical set up however seem to have ignorance about this guidelines or its basic implementation is lacking.
Method: 49 physiotherapy practitioners were interviewed for their knowledge base, mode of application (6 items) & the awareness about recommended guidelines (5 items) etc. was investigated
Results: 47 out of 49 (85%) of physiotherapy practitioner mentioned SWD as an EMF generating modality. Only 33 practitioners (67.3%) attempted specific items related to SWD application. All of them used SWD in continues mode. 7(14%) of the therapist discerned SWD as the medium frequency current. 9 (18%) therapist were not aware of the type of frequency used in operation of this EPA. 45% therapist used SWD during acute condition. 22 (49%) of sample population confirmed that they were aware of recommended guidelines. 9 (41%) of them said to follow WHO guidelines while 13 (59%) stated FDA. 21 out of 33 (63%) felt that SWD cannot be replaced by any other modality.
Conclusion: Sampled population was unaware of the recommended guidelines for the safe practice of SWD.
Key words: SWD, electromagnetic field application, recommended guidelines. Mode of practice.

Key words: Key words: SWD, electromagnetic field application, recommended guidelines. Mode of practice.


 
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meshram s, Deo DM, Raj DDR. A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2016), [cited November 19, 2017]; 5(1): 8-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000111



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meshram, s., Deo, D. M. & Raj, D. D. R. (2016) A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 5 (1), 8-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000111



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meshram, swati, DR. MEDHA Deo, and DR. DHWANI RAJ Raj. 2016. A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 5 (1), 8-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000111



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meshram, swati, DR. MEDHA Deo, and DR. DHWANI RAJ Raj. "A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 5 (2016), 8-14. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000111



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meshram, swati, DR. MEDHA Deo, and DR. DHWANI RAJ Raj. "A probe into the Short wave diathermy (SWD) practice in an urban private physiotherapy clinics: ethical practice & safety survey." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 5.1 (2016), 8-14. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000111



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