Volume 6, Issue 1

Published Online: August 15, 2022




Ivan Neil Gomez

State of the Journal 2022

Article 1 | Assessment of the Level of Health Anxiety among College Students in a Private Higher Educational Institution during COVID-19

Janella Rome David, Bernadeth Quiroz, Irish Vibeth Manlulu, Trishia Lance Paule, Noriel Calaguas

Background: Worldwide, people who were exposed to the virus reported heightened health anxiety compared to the individuals with the absence of exposure related to the COVID-19 during the pandemic. Young adults reported higher levels of health anxiety when compared to other groups. To a certain extent, health anxiety serves a protective role until it becomes perseverate and dysfunctional. The researchers aim to describe the level of anxiety of college students by utilizing the COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale to form a foundation for programs and policies that would address dysfunctional health anxiety.

DOI : 10.36413/pjahs.0601.002

Article 2 | Prevalence and Factors Associated with Symptoms of Psychological Distress among Students of Allied Health Sciences in a Nigerian University

Adedapo Wasiu Awotidebe, Garba Nasiru Adamu, Tukur Muhammad Ali, Jibril Mohammed, Isa Usman Lawal, Aliyu Lawan

Introduction: A student enrolled in Allied Health Sciences has a curriculum and academic standards that are different compared to a student enrolled in a medical programme. Nevertheless, little is known about the psychological distress of this population. Our objective was to determine whether psychological distress is prevalent in students enrolled in an Allied Health Sciences programme, as well as factors that contribute to it.

DOI :10.36413/pjahs.0601.003

Article 3 | Factors Associated with Early Step Count of Patients After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study

Yuki Hiraga, Shinya Hisano, Ryusei Hara, Yoshiyuki Hirakawa

Background: Research has indicated that early postoperative step counts are below the recommended levels for health-enhancing physical activity after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of preoperative individual characteristics, pain, physical function, and psychological factors on early postoperative physical activity, as measured by step counts, in 137 patients scheduled for TKA.

DOI :10.36413/pjahs.0601.004

Article 4 | Research Productivity of Academics in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Disciplines in Nigerian Universities: A Cross-sectional Multi-stage Cluster Study

Adetoyeje Yoonus Oyeyemi, Adewale Luqman Oyeyemi, Aliyu Lawan, Auwal Abubakar, Adamu Rufai

Background: Research is the act of inquiry to know and is one of the pivotal points and fundamental goals of a university. It is an important part of an academic job and is believed to be the next most valued part of their duty after teaching.

DOI :10.36413/pjahs.0601.005

Article 5 | Perceptions of UST-CRS Faculty and Students on the Use of Blackboard Learning Management System: A Research Protocol

Cristine Rose Versales, Catherine Joy Escuadra, Gabriel Dominic Agustin, Michelle Ibarra, Enrique Luis Antonio Lagdameo III, Daniel James Lim, Abdelrahman Mahmoud Mohammed Abdelaal, Ayra Mariz Mendoza, Justin Ishmael Motil, Gianfranco Nagallo, Melissa Mae Pepino

Background: The global pandemic greatly affected the educational system. Schools and universities were necessitated to adapt from a traditional classroom set-up to an online virtual mode of learning. The University of Santo Tomas – College of Rehabilitation Sciences adapted Blackboard as its primary learning management system, bringing new perceptions and opinions among its primary users- the faculty and students.

DOI :10.36413/pjahs.0601.006

Article 6 | Development and Content Validation of a Questionnaire on the Perception of PPE Usage in Response to COVID-19 for Filipino Physical Therapists: a study protocol

Christopher Cruz, Valentin Dones III, Joshua Kyle Bunye, Milea Margarette Chin, Marion Dominique Cu, Leeuwin Lim, Mary Avegail Rosales, Lorenzo Miguel Sison, Shanen Alyanna Vitug

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to innumerable challenges in the practice of physical therapy (PT) in both local and global settings. Healthcare settings often use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent contamination. Despite its benefits, compliance is challenged by issues such as discomfort, availability, accessibility, and individual perception.

DOI :10.36413/pjahs.0601.007

Special Research Article | In Gratitude for the PJAHS 2022 Editorial Board and Reviewers

Ivan Neil Gomez, Anne Marie Aseron


The Philippine Journal of Allied health Sciences [ISSN: 1908-5044] is an Open Access, peer reviewed journal published by the University of Santo Tomas-College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Manila, Philippines.



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