Designing a novel clinical practice product: Manual Chest Physiotherapy training system for physiotherapy students

Erdoğan, Selami
This thesis study aims to research the clinical practice product design stages in respiratory physiotherapy education and to transfer the knowledge and experience gained throughout the process to the designers. The research through design (RtD) approach was accepted as the focus of the study. The study includes a comprehensive literature review with preliminary research to explore respiratory physiotherapy and manual chest physiotherapy education. An expert interview was held to investigate the current situation in physiotherapy education and the instructor-student relationship. In addition, the versions of the education system design (Physiocircle V1-V2) that emerged in the process were used in the focus group studies. Information was obtained from the participants under various concepts such as feedback and comments, motivation, and obstacles. As a result, suggestions are presented for designers who want to develop a clinical practice product.


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Citation Formats
S. Erdoğan, “Designing a novel clinical practice product: Manual Chest Physiotherapy training system for physiotherapy students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2023.