Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the awareness of students of the Physiotherapy and rehabilitation department about descriptive figures.
Methods: A total of 483 physiotherapy and rehabilitation students (74.9% female, 25.1% male) participated in the study. In addition to demographic information, the status of having completed a school in the field of health and working as a professional in the field of health was questioned using the data registration form. In addition, an evaluation form developed by the authors was used to evaluate the level of knowledge about descriptive figures.
Results: Only 82 of the students (17.0%) stated that they had knowledge about descriptive figures. Students who state that they have information about descriptive figures mostly reach the information through internet search engines (40.24%). When students were asked about descriptive figures, 239 (49.5%), 254 (52.6), 257 (53.2%) and 241 (49.9%) students correctly answered droplet isolation, respiratory isolation, contact isolation and falling risk, respectively.
Conclusion: This study evaluates the level of knowledge of physiotherapist candidates about descriptive figures. The result of the study reveals the necessity for our students to be educated about descriptive figures.