WCPT Africa Region Conference System, 9th WCPT Africa Region Congress

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ASSESSMENT OF LEVEL OF LIFE SATISFACTION OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS WORKING IN FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS IN OSUN AND OYO STATES
Ojo Adesola OJOAWO, Dozie Emmanuel Mbada, Joy Chukwumhua Igudia

Last modified: 2012-02-07

Abstract


 Life satisfaction is directly related to enhanced productivity, effectiveness in the work place, social resources and  good health. However there is dearth of information on the   level of life satisfaction of physiotherapists  in this country, Nigeria. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of life satisfaction of physiotherapists working in Federal and State government hospitals in Osun and Oyo states and to determine what areas of their lives contribute most to their life satisfaction.

 Method: Seventy six physiotherapists were purposively recruited from State and Federal hospitals in Osun and Oyo states to participate in this study. Ethical clearance was  obtained from the Ethics and Research Committee of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife. Life Satisfaction Scale Questionnaires were used to obtain information on satisfaction in various life domains. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data at 0.05 alpha level.

The results showed that 7.9 % of the respondents were slightly dissatisfied, 28.9% were slightly satisfied, 40.8% were satisfied and 22.4% were extremely satisfied. There was an over 50% agreement to all the questions in all the domains and 100% of the respondents agreed to experiencing satisfaction in their families. Significant association was found between level of life satisfaction and  age, cadre and marital status (p=0.001 respectively). No significant association was found between level of life satisfaction and educational qualification, gender and workplace i.e. Federal or State government hospitals.

This study concluded that most physiotherapists are satisfied with their lives and that family, job, marriage, financial security and health contributed to the life satisfaction of the Physiotherapists  in Oyo and Osun States of Nigeria.

 


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