Analysis of Students of Physiotherapy Dissertations: 1980 –2000

  • AS Obajemu Medical Library, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003 Lagos, Nigeria
  • MO Bolarinwa Medical Library, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, P.M.B. 12003 Lagos, Nigeria
Keywords: Physiotherapy, Bibliometrics

Abstract

This research examined the intellectual output of students of the Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba between 1980 to 2000 A. D. It analysed the subject distribution of students' dissertations produced within the period and ranked them in order of their productivity. The findings showed that a total number of 301 dissertations were produced within the period of study. The subjects determined were 116. Hemiplegia ranked the highest with 25 followed by Osteoarthritis 17, Cerebrovascular Disorders 14, Low Back pain 14 and Fractures 12. All these subjects constituted the nucleus zone with 82 dissertations. The least research topics were 66 with one frequency each, such as tetanus, anaesthesia, airway obstruction and others.

KEY WORDS: Physiotherapy, Bibliometrics.

Nig. Jnl Health & Biomed. Sciences Vol.3(1) 2004: 33-36
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