Consequences of Stress on the Workability of Physical Therapists

Stress and Workability of Physical Therapists


  • Muhammad Haris Department of Physical Therapy, Indus University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Nazish Saeed Bangash Department of Physical Therapy, Indus University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shahid Badar Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Kisa Fatima Raza Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Prem Lata Department of Physical Therapy, Bahria University Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Mehreen Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Rida Baqir Department of Physical Therapy, Bahria University Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan



Musculoskeletal Disorders, Workability, Physical Therapy, Perceived Stress, Mental Demand, Work Ability Index Questionnaire, Perceived Stress Scale


Assertive stressors are legitimate within all occupations. Elements similar to varying employee slots, underprivileged administration, increasing payables, lack of scheduled employee development, insufficient figures of workers, moreover disputes in the office might be frequent job-related irritants. Work efficiency is based on the equilibrium between job requirements and individual resources. Objective: To evaluate the consequences of stress on the ability of physical therapists to work. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which data were collected from 100 Physical therapists by using a non-probability convenient sampling technique from multiple hospitals in Karachi. The duration of the study was 6 months from January 2023 to June 2023. Data were evaluated by two validated questionnaires: The Work Ability Index Questionnaire (WAI) and the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Statistical analysis was done through SPSS version 23.0. Results: Our study results show there is a weak relationship between stress with the different systems of the body in most of the research participants but it physically affects the performance of work in 27 % of participants with symptoms while 4% were unable to complete their task due to stress. Among the participants, 42% were taking leave due to sickness and work burden. Conclusions: There is a significant effect of stress on the workability of a physical therapist.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v5i01.199
Published: 2024-03-31

How to Cite

Haris, M., Bangash, N. S., Badar, S., Raza, K. F., Lata, P., Mehreen, S., & Baqir, S. R. . (2024). Consequences of Stress on the Workability of Physical Therapists: Stress and Workability of Physical Therapists. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 5(01), 56–61.