Last updated on February 2020

Sevice-learning in Physiotherapy and Heart Transplantation


Brief description of study

A service-learning programme in physiotherapy students will be performed. 30 physiotherapy students will be randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=15) or to a control group (n=15). Intervention group will perform a service-learning program with real patients with heart transplantation, and will have to perform a physical therapy program adapted to a real patient. Two meetings will be performed in order to establish groups, explain the project and search information based on evidence in scientific databases. In addition, three meetings with patients will be stated in order to establish the adapted program based on the real patient`s needs and characteristics. The control group will have to perform a physiotherapy program without meeting real patients.

Detailed Study Description

This study aims at determining the effect of a Service-Learning program on knowledge, ethical sensitivity and acquired transversal competences. On the other hand, we aim at evaluating the service performed, the skills acquired, the participation, the degree of participatory evaluation and the level of satisfaction of the intervention group. All variables will be measured with validated scales or questionnaires.

Both groups will have to describe the specific characteristics of the program, different phases of the process, types of exercises recommended, contraindications, safety ranges with respect to the intensity of the exercise, ways of calculating the intensity and self-control. Likewise, they will have to defend the usefulness and duration of the final product through an oral presentation of the program to the patients themselves. Finally, the possible doubts that should exist will be solved.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04261998

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