Knowledge, attitudes, practices and quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic among clinical physiotherapists- The GCC-PT study

You are being invited to take part in a research study to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, practices and quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic in clinical physiotherapists practicing in the GCC.

Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.

You have been asked to take part because you are a licensed physiotherapist in one of the GCC countries and have been working for at least 6 months.

Participation is completely voluntary, and the survey will take you 20 minutes to fill.  If you do decide to take part, you will be asked to click on ‘Start survey’ indicating your consent to participate.  If you decide to take part, you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.  A decision to withdraw at any time, or a decision not to take part, will not affect your work/ employment now or in the future.  

If additional information becomes available during the research, you will be informed. If you withdraw from the study, we will destroy all your information. All information which is collected about you during the research will be kept strictly confidential.  The information requested will not have your full name or address so that you cannot be recognized from it.

This study is approved by the 'Dubai Scientific Research Ethics committee (Reference no. DSREC-07/2020_05)' and 'Ministry of Health and prevention Research Ethics Committee (Reference no. MOHAP/DXB-REC/ JJJ/No.65 /2020)'. If you have any questions please contact the researchers: Ms. Amal Shamlan (Tel: +9714-2559297, email: or Ms. Veena Raigangar (Tel: +9716-5057516, email:

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