Assessment of Satisfaction of Rehabilitation Students With Clinical Education Quality in Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences
Introduction: Increasing the prevalence and complexity of rehabilitation-related disorders has risen the responsibility of future therapists. Learning clinical skills is largely influenced by the effectiveness of the clinical education at university. Identifying the status of clinical education helps resolve or modify the weak points to attain the educational goals and educate skilled people. The purpose of this study was to determine the satisfaction of rehabilitation students with clinical education quality at Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences in 2017.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was carried out on 153 rehabilitation students. The relevant data were collected using a valid and reliable questionnaire of clinical education satisfaction. Then the obtained data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, the independent t test and ANOVA by SPSS.
Results: The overall satisfaction of students (from different fields of Rehabilitation) with clinical education was reported to be between 50% and 63%. There was a significant difference between the students’ satisfaction with the quality of clinical education and the field of study (P=0.001)
Conclusion: Conducting ongoing education courses to promote the academic level of trainers, rehabilitating the educational environment based on strategic plans, setting up a specific tool and method for clinical evaluation of the students, and determining the minimum clinical qualifications based on the number of patients assessed during internship and apprenticeship can be of great assistance to increase students’ satisfaction.
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