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Sanjana Patwardhan , Dr. Pragati Patil
» doi: 10.31838/ecb/2023.12.si6.267


Hyperhidrosis refers to a generalized or localized excess function of the eccrine glands, leading to inappropriate amounts of sweating, that is more than required for thermoregulation. Iontophoresis is a therapeutic technique in which the ions are introduced into the body tissues through the patient’s skin. Being a Physiotherapy student it is important to have knowledge about hyperhidrosis and iontophoresis as a Physiotherapy management for the same. The aim of this study was to study the knowledge of Physiotherapy management for hyperhidrosis among Physiotherapy students. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the knowledge of iontophoresis as a management option for hyperhidrosis and parameters of the treatment. Methodology: This was a survey type of study in which convenient sampling method was used. This study was conducted in Satara district with duration of 6 months. A total of 460 Physiotherapy students were included in the study, who filled in the questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised of 8 questions. Data was analyzed using Instat software. The questionnaire was sent to the students and responses were taken and analysed. Results: Response rate was 100%. Among all the participants, 66% of undergraduate Physiotherapy students are aware of Physiotherapy management for hyperhidrosis. Conclusion: This study concludes that there is a moderate level of awareness among Physiotherapy students about Physiotherapy management for hyperhidrosis.

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