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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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LOMONACO, José Fernando Bitencourt  and  CAZEIRO, Ana Paula Martins. Conceptions of impairment and rehabilitation: an exploratory study with physiotherapy undergraduates. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.1, pp. 83-97. ISSN 1413-8557.

The purpose of this study was to identify shifts on impairment and rehabilitation conceptions of sophomore and senior undergraduate physiotherapy students. The subjects were 67 students from a Brazilian university. They were asked to write all attributes that occurred to them in a minute and half interval, given the verbal stimuli impairment and rehabilitation. The responses were analyzed in order to identify their common features that allowed grouping data in categories. The differences between response percentages from sophomores and seniors for each category were computed. It was verified that the sophomores listed more characteristics related to the common sense and the seniors listed more technician-scientific attributes. The results were discussed in function of the influence of graduation course on the concepts analyzed.

Keywords : Rehabilitation; Psychological theories.

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