The Development of Hydrotherapy Screening Form at Physical Therapy and Hydrotherapy Unit, Thammasat University

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Suteera Jaidee


The objective of this research was to develop a patient screening form prior to using the hydrotherapy pool. The screening forms from the other hydrotherapy clinics were collected, grouped, and analyzed to establish a suitable screening form for physiotherapy and hydrotherapy units. This form includes general information about service recipients and health-related information that pertains to contraindications and precautions when using the pool. There were 40 volunteers participating in the study, and data were collected by having volunteers or their relatives complete the patient screening form before entering the hydrotherapy pool. The results show that the validity of the questions of the screening form is appropriate and consistent with the research objectives at Index of Item - Objective Congruence: IOC > 0.50. The reliability of the tool was 0.571 at Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. In conclusion, the screening form was met with validity and reliability, and the screening form can be also applied to assess patients before entering the hydrotherapy pool.

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