Research

Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences TRUST
Research Department
Research Deparmtent Helping Hand Institute
of Rehabilitation Sciences Trust
Research Deparmtent Helping Hand Institute
of Rehabilitation Sciences Trust

Research committee chairman
Dr karamat ullah

Research in charge
Dr Abdul Haseeb Bhutta

Research committee member
Dr jawad ali

All research projects in the HHIRS, Rehabilitation Sciences (including applications to register for a research degree, final year undergraduate students undertaking a major project with research content, all post graduate degree students and all staff undertaking research projects) require approval from the Research & Ethics Committee to ensure compliance with relevant Pakistan Medical Research Council, PMRC regulations and best practice. To ensure compliance this form and any required supporting documentation (see overleaf) should be completed (in collaboration with the applicant’s tutor if the applicant is a student) and submitted as a single PDF file to the Committee’s servicing officer (see e-mail address below) along with one hard copy

You will be advised of the outcome of your application once it has been considered. You must not undertake any research activity directly associated with those aspects of your research requiring ethical approval until you have been notified in writing that your application for them has been unconditionally approved by the Research & Ethics Committee.

For all Design Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate applications please completed the  form and any supporting documents to the Design Research Ethics Sub-Committee at [email protected]

Note: You should consider the following:

  • Providing participants with full details of the objectives of the research
  • Providing information appropriate for those whose first language is not English
  • Voluntary participation with informed consent
  • Written description of involvement
  • Freedom to withdraw
  • Keeping appropriate records
  • Signed acknowledgement and understanding by participants
  • Relevant codes of conduct/guidelines

NOTES FOR GUIDANCE:

  1. Respondents’ co-operation in a research project is entirely voluntary at all stages. They must not be misled when being asked for co-operation.
  2. Respondents’ anonymity must be strictly preserved. If the Respondent on request from the Researcher has given permission for data to be passed on in a form which allows that Respondent to be identified personally:
    • the Respondent must first have been told to whom the information would be supplied and the purpose for which it will be used, and also
    • The Researcher must ensure that the information will not be used for any non-research purpose and that the recipient of the information has agreed to conform to the requirements of any relevant Code of Practice.
  3. The Researcher must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that Respondents are in no way directly harmed or adversely affected as a result of their participation in a research project.
  4. The Researcher must take special care when interviewing children and young people. The Faculty REC will give advice on gaining consent for studies involving children or young people.
  5. Respondents must be told (normally at the beginning of the interview) if observation techniques or recording equipment are used, except where these are used in a public place.  If a respondent so wishes, the record or relevant section of it must be destroyed or deleted.  Respondents’ anonymity must not be infringed by the use of such methods.
  6. Respondents must be enabled to check without difficulty the identity and bona fides of the Researcher.

[1] Illegal activities incorporates any illegal activity; for example, trespassing, theft, or online piracy.

[1] Hate Crimes are those committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

[1] Harmful and illegal cultural practices: these include violence against women and girls, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, child sexual exploitation and honour-based violence.

[1] Accessing prohibited websites: You will need to seek permission from IT-HHIRS; advice on how to gain permission is available from the IT-HHIRS and Digital Library helpdesk.

[1] Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism

[1] De-radicalisation usually refers to activity aimed at a person who supports terrorism and in some cases has engaged in terrorist related activity, which is intended to effect cognitive and/or behavioural change leading to a new outlook on terrorism and/or disengagement from it.

[1] Secure File Share: You will need to ask IT department and Digits Library to create a Secure File Share for your project, with access restricted to yourself, or if absolutely necessary, any internal co-investigator(s).  Advice is available from the IT-HHIRS and Digital Library officer helpdesk

INDEX OF RESEARCHES CONDUCTED IN HHIRS

Contents

  1. CEREBRAL PALSY. 2
  2. DEVALOPMENT OF TOOLS (Questionnaire). 2
  3. CLINICAL TRIALS (INTERVENTIONAL PROTOCOL). 2
  4. PATIENT’S SATISFACTION FROM HHIRS CLINICAL SERVICES. 3
  5. COVID-19. 3
  6. OTHERS. 3

 

1.    CEREBRAL PALSY

  1. RELATIVE RISK FACTORS AND TYPES OF CEREBRAL PALSY (Case-control)
  2. IMPACT OF COMPREHENSIVE REHABLITATION SERVICES ON GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION IN CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENT ENROLLED IN CWDP
  • SATISFACTION LEVEL IN PARENTS OF CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN ATTENDING COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION SERVICES OFFERED BY CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY PROGRAM
  1. CHALLENGES FACED BY FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

2.    DEVALOPMENT OF TOOLS (Questionnaire)

  1. CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF SHOULDER PAIN AND DISABILITY INDEX IN URDU (SPADI-U)_A VALIDITY AND RELAIBILITY STUDY
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF “HHIRS UPPER LIMB QUALITY OF LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE” IN URDU LANGUAGE
  • VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF HHIRS UPPER LIMB QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

3.    CLINICAL TRIALS (INTERVENTIONAL PROTOCOL)

  1. EFFECT OF ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT MOBILIZATION ON SHOULDER RANGES OF MOTION (A PILOT STUDY)
  2. SHORT TERM EFFECT OF PRAGMATIC PASSIVE FACILITATION OF ROTATOR CUFF ON SHOULDER RANGES OF MOTION
  • SHORT TERM EFFECT OF PRAGMATIC POSTERIOR CAPSULAR STRETCHING ON SHOULDER RANGE OF MOTION AMONG HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS
  1. SHORT TERM EFFECT OF SERRATUS ANTERIOR STRETCH ON SHOULDER RANGE OF MOTION IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS (A PILOT STUDY)
  2. SHORT TERM EFFECTS OF SET OF PRAGMATIC INTERVENTIONS ON RESTRICTED RANGE OF MOTION IN PATIENTS HAVING SHOULDER PATHOLOGIES
  3. COMPARISON OF THE PRAGMATIC POSTERIOR CAPSULAR STRETCH AND CROSS-BODY STRETCH IN HEALTHY SHOULDERS- A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL
  • COMPARISION OF THE EFFECTS OF CONVETIONAL PHYSIOTHERAPY AND NOVEL PRAGMATIC SET OF INTERVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH SHOULDER PATHOLOGY
  • A PILOT STUDY EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS OF NOVEL AND PRAGMATIC MANUAL THERAPY PROTOCOL FOR LUMBER DISC PROLAPSE
  1. EFFECTS OF THE PRAGMATIC SET OF INTERVENTIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LUMBAR DISC PATHOLOGY-A QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN.

 

4.    PATIENT’S SATISFACTION FROM HHIRS CLINICAL SERVICES

  1. PATIENT SATISFACTION LEVEL WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED IN HELPING HAND INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES MANSEHRA (2017-2018)
  2. SATISFACTION LEVEL IN PATIENTS ATTENDING COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION SERVICES OFFERED AT HELPING HANDS INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES MANSEHRA.

5.    COVID-19

  1. THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN NICOTIN USERS: A CROSSSECTION COMPARATIVE SURVEY
  2. SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS OF COVID- 19
  • RELATION OF DIABETES WITH TOBACO IN COVID SITUATION
  1. RELATION OF COVID-19 WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 

6.    OTHERS

  1. PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATION OF URINARY INCONTINENCE AMONG FEMALES OF MANSEHRA CITY
  2. FREQUENCY OF PATIENTS PRESENTED WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN HELPING HAND INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES, MANSEHRA (SEPTEMBER 2014- SEPTEMBER 2018)
  • FREQUENCY AND ETIOLOGY OF AMPUTATION AMONGST PATIENTS PRESENTED TO HELPING HAND INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES
  1. EVALUATION OF THE FITNESS OF AMATEUR ATHLETES WITH AND WITHOUT WARM UP EXERCISES IN HAZARA DIVISION
  2. FREQUENCY OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AT HELPING HAND INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES FROM (2015-2018)
  3. COMPARISON OF HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATION BETWEEN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS LIVING AT VARYING ALTITUDES IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PAKISTAN
  • THE EFFECT OF ZANTHOXYLUM ARMATUM DC AT HEART RATE, RESPIRATORY RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE
  • CHALLENGES OF WHEEL CHAIR USERS IN HAZARA DIVISION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
  1. HHIRS GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SHOULDER PATHOLOGY

 

On going projects

  1. Validity and Reliability of General Quality of life Questionnaire in Urdu Speaking Population of Pakistan
  2. Reliability and Validity of digital Inclinometer in Different gadgets
  3. Direct and Indirect Cost Management of Children with Disability
  4. Effectiveness of pain relief with and without Interferential current in patients with TramadaL-HCL users (cross-over Design)
  5. Pragmatic Posterior-Capsular Stretch VS sleeper stretch In subjects with subacromial impingement syndrome. (SPADI, HHIRS-G-QOL, )
  6. Tendency of Physical Activity in Diabetic and Hypertension Patients. (MET in 24 hrs)
  7. Comparison and evaluation of APGAR score among CP Patients in different centers/ Hospitals of Hazara division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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