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Mrs Des Scott

Mrs Des Scott

Job Title

Senior Clinical Educator


MSc (Physiotherapy), UCT (2015)

BSc (Physiotherapy), UCT (1982)

Teaching areas

  • Paediatric physiotherapy

Research areas

  • Paediatric physiotherapy
  • Education in the clinical setting
  • Paediatric Health Related Quality of Life

Professional memberships

  • 1. Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • 2. South African Society of Physiotherapy
  • 3. South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association
  • 4. EuroQoL Research Foundation



J., Lloyd, A., Scott, D. et al. How does the EQ-5D-Y Proxy version 1 perform in 3, 4 and 5-year-old children? Health Qual Life Outcomes 18, 149 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-020-01410-3

Verstraete, J. & Scott, D., 2020, ‘Does the child’s health influence the caregiver’s health using the EQ-5D instruments?’, South African Journal of Physiotherapy 76(1), a1343 (2020). https://doi.org/ 10.4102/sajp.v76i1.1343

Scott, Desiree et al. Validity and feasibility of the self-report EQ-5D-Y as a generic Health-Related Quality of Life outcome measure in children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, [S.l.], v. 75, n. 1, p. 9 pages (2019). ISSN 2410-8219.

Des Scott, Gillian D. Ferguson, and Jennifer Jelsma: The use of the EQ-5D-Y health related quality of life outcome measure in children in the Western Cape, South Africa: psychometric properties, feasibility and usefulness - a longitudinal, analytical study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes (2017) 15:12. DOI 10.1186/s12955-017-0590-3

Des Scott, Jennifer Jelsma: Poster published online at the EuroQol website (http://www.euroqol.org/) 2016 “A comparison of the validity of the two proxy versions of the EQ-5D-Y instrument in acutely ill and chronically ill children in South Africa. A cross sectional analytical descriptive study”

Scott D, Jelsma J: The Effectiveness of Peer Taught Group Sessions of Physiotherapy Students within the Clinical Setting: A quasi experimental study. Journal of Peer Learning 7(2014) 105-117 ISSN 2200-2359 (2014) (online)

Talberg H, Scott D: Do physiotherapy students perceive that they are adequately prepared to enter clinical practice? An empirical study. African Journal of Health Professions Education Vol 6, No 1 (2014) 17-22

Jelsma J, Scott D: Impact of using the ICF framework as an assessment tool for students in Paediatric physiotherapy: a preliminary study Physiotherapy 97 (2011) 47–54