Demographic Characteristics of the Patients Referred to Physical Therapy Outpatient Clinic
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Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
Publication date: 2016-01-16
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İsmail Boyraz   

AIBU PhysicalTheraphy and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital Karacasu Bolu, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2016;13(1):53-57
Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical science which has very wide scope, although pain is the main symptom in patients admitted physical therapy polyclinic. The aim of the present study was to examine the demographic features of the patients who were admitted to the physical medicine outpatient clinic in 2010- 2014 years.

The medical records of 46729 patients, who were admitted to the outpatient clinics affiliated with Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine and Association of Public Hospitals, were retrospectively reviewed. Of these patients, 29721 (63.6%) were females and 17,008 (36.4%) were males. The mean age of the patients was 51.7 years. The mean age was 53.3 years in female patients and 48.9 years in male patients.

Of the patients, 10111 had lumbar problems, 7816 in knee, 5612 in neck, and 3652 in shoulder, respectively. The present study attempted to present in detail the characteristics of the patients who were admitted to the outpatient clinics.

Such studies may guide hospitals in taking necessary precautions depending on the volume of patients who present to the outpatient clinics for follow-up and treatment.

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