Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2019)                   IRJ 2019, 17(1): 31-38 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Shahabi S, Kamali M, Mobaraki H, Shafaroodi N, Saeedi H. Exploring the Challenges in Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Learning Environments: A Qualitative Study. IRJ. 2019; 17 (1) :31-38
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-857-en.html
1- Department of Rehabilitation Management, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Rehabilitation Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (51 Views)
Objectives: The present study explored challenges in orthotics and prosthetics clinical learning environments in Iran. 
Methods: A qualitative content analysis method was used to obtain data on orthotics and prosthetics clinical educator’s experiences. Qualitative data were obtained using semi-structured in-depth interviews involving 7 clinical educators; all selected by the maximum variation purposeful sampling method. Interviews continued until data saturation.
Results: During the interview sessions, notes and ideas were classified and assorted. The study themes were relationships, personal characteristics, facilities, and policies. Analysis of the qualitative data provided insights into the barriers to the desired delivery of clinical education services.
Discussion: The present research contributes to clinical educators’ experiences in respect of the clinical learning process. Clinical learning concerning orthotics and prosthetics education remains crucial. The findings emphasize the importance of listening to educators, and consider how relationships and contexts impact clinical learning. Understanding the challenges in clinical education environments has increased the quality of clinical education in orthotics and prosthetics field.
Full-Text [PDF 560 kb]   (14 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original Research Articles | Subject: Rehabilitation Management
Received: 2018/08/13 | Accepted: 2018/12/29 | Published: 2019/03/1

Send email to the article author


Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb