FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, THE UERMMMCI College of Physical Therapy has been promoting innovation and enhancement of the physical therapy profession through research. Research has been an instrument in producing quality physical therapy education and practice.

Last June 1 to 3, 2011, the advocacy of UERMMMCI-CPT of producing quality graduates was proven once again. Dean Raquel S. Cabazor and the rest of the CPT faculty members attended the 3rd Research Workshop at Casa Ibiza, Antipolo City. The workshop was aimed to produce research proposals that will undergo peer review and critique from members of the CPT faculty.

The three-day workshop was indeed eventful. Members of the faculty, including the Dean, were grouped into pairs and were asked to design and create research proposals. The outputs were as follows:

  1. Predictive factors for successful Physical Therapy-Occupational Therapy Licensure Examination of UERMMMCI-
    CPT Graduates; Proponents: Raquel S. Cabazor, PTRP, MD, MSPH, and Fria Rose R. Santos, PTRP, MSPH
  2. A Quasi-Experimental Study on the Effect of Academic Intervention to Dundy Ready Educational
    Environment Measure DREEM and Attrition Rate of UERMMMCI-CPT Students SY 2011-2012; Proponents:
    Carmina Ann Jerez-Cortez, MD, and John Christopher de Luna, PTRP, MSPH, RPT
  3. Developing a Comprehensive Evaluation Tool for the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial
    Center, Inc. College of Physical Therapy Community-Based Program; Proponents: Archelle Jane C. Callejo,
    PTRP, MSPH, and Adlai Jerome F. Cipriano, PTRP;
  4. Correlation of Job Satisfaction and Job Performance of University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial
    Medical Center, Inc. College of Physical Therapy Faculty Members; Proponents: Jennifer C. Espinosa, PTRP,
    and Yves Y. Palad, PTRP;
  5. An assessment of student learning strategies, Motivation and teaching styles; Proponents: Estella Grace M.
    Viguilla, PTRP, and Vanessa L. Sardan, PTRP;
  6. Relationship of Physical Activity, Lifestyle Diseases and Sick Leaves of University of the East Ramon
    Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. employees; Proponents: Melody R. Nicolas, PTRP, MAEd,
    and Norberto V. Cruz, PTRP;
  7. Correlation of Stair Climbing and Descent Ability with Falls Among University of the East Ramon Magsaysay
    Memorial Medical Center, Inc. and the University of the East Manila Employees aged 60 to 65 years old;
    Proponents: Dorothy Dy Ching Bing-Agsaoay, MD, and Edwin Anthony Francis Agsaoay, MD.

Research proposals encompassed a variety of topics that covered several aspects of the PT profession, from promoting quality education to efficient and effective practice. The workshop surely was exhausting but the outcome was truly worth it.


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