Education, Medical, Continuing

Publication Title: 
Medical Education

OBJECTIVES: As with other health care professions, there is a need for chiropractors to maintain their clinical competencies through continuing professional education (CPE) and development (CPD). This study set out to evaluate chiropractors' attitudes to, and opinions of, current CPE provision, and their perceived needs for the future. In particular, their perceptions of the impact of CPE on clinical practice were assessed. DESIGN: A survey in which primary quantitative and secondary qualitative data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Bolton, Jennifer E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a systematic educational intervention strategy to change the plain radiography ordering behavior of chiropractors toward evidence-based practice for patients with acute low back pain (LBP). DESIGN: A quasi-experimental method was used comparing outcomes before and after the intervention with those of a control community. SETTING: Two communities in southern Ontario. DATA SOURCE: Mailed survey data on the management of acute LBP. Outcome Measures Plain radiography use rates for acute LBP based on responses to mailed surveys.

Author(s): 
Ammendolia, Carlo
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah
Pennick, Victoria
Glazier, Richard
Bombardier, Claire
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine is now being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions that they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or program.

Author(s): 
Sierpina, Victor
Kreitzer, Mary Jo
Stanley, Jacqueline
Publication Title: 
Spine

STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a printed information package on the low back pain (LBP)-related beliefs and reported behavior of musculoskeletal practitioners (chiropractors, osteopaths, and musculoskeletal physiotherapists) across the United Kingdom. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A substantial proportion of musculoskeletal practitioners in United Kingdom does not follow current LBP guideline recommendations. METHODS: In total, 1758 practitioners were randomly allocated to either of the 2 study arms.

Author(s): 
Evans, David W.
Breen, Alan C.
Pincus, Tamar
Sim, Julius
Underwood, Martin
Vogel, Steven
Foster, Nadine E.
Publication Title: 
PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and the characteristics of low back pain (LBP) recurrences. The research questions were as follows: (1) Are LBP recurrences common? (2) Do episodes worsen with multiple recurrences? (3) Does pain change location in any recognizable pattern during an episode? DESIGN: Single-page self-administered questionnaire. SETTING: Thirty clinical practices (primary care, physical therapy, chiropractic, and surgical spine) in North America and Europe. PATIENTS: A convenience sample of 589 respondents with LBP.

Author(s): 
Donelson, Ronald
McIntosh, Greg
Hall, Hamilton
Publication Title: 
BMC medical education

BACKGROUND: Despite Hong Kong government's official commitment to the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) over the last ten years, there appears to have been limited progress in public sector initiated career development and postgraduate training (PGT) for public university trained TCM practitioners. Instead, the private TCM sector is expected to play a major role in nurturing the next generation of TCM practitioners. In the present study we evaluated TCM graduates' perspectives on their career prospects and their views regarding PGT.

Author(s): 
Chung, Vincent C. H.
Law, Michelle P. M.
Wong, Samuel Y. S.
Mercer, Stewart W.
Griffiths, Sian M.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists

OBJECTIVE: Older patients with a distal symmetric polyneuropathy are at markedly increase risk for falls and fall-related injuries. Despite this, few studies have investigated the effect of exercise regimens on gait and balance in this high-risk group. DESIGN: One hundred older patients with distal symmetric polyneuropathy were randomized to one of three interventions: functional balance training, Tai Chi, or education-only control. The subjects in each group received instruction in ten 1-hr weekly sessions.

Author(s): 
Quigley, Patricia A.
Bulat, Tatjana
Schulz, Brian
Friedman, Yvonne
Hart-Hughes, Stephanie
Richardson, James K.
Barnett, Scott
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists

OBJECTIVE: Older patients with a distal symmetric polyneuropathy are at markedly increase risk for falls and fall-related injuries. Despite this, few studies have investigated the effect of exercise regimens on gait and balance in this high-risk group. DESIGN: One hundred older patients with distal symmetric polyneuropathy were randomized to one of three interventions: functional balance training, Tai Chi, or education-only control. The subjects in each group received instruction in ten 1-hr weekly sessions.

Author(s): 
Quigley, Patricia A.
Bulat, Tatjana
Schulz, Brian
Friedman, Yvonne
Hart-Hughes, Stephanie
Richardson, James K.
Barnett, Scott
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases

BACKGROUND: Knee arthrocentesis is a commonly performed diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in rheumatology and orthopedic surgery. Classic teaching of arthrocentesis skills relies on hands-on practice under supervision. Video-based online teaching is an increasingly utilized educational tool in higher and clinical education. YouTube is a popular video-sharing Web site that can be accessed as a teaching source.

Author(s): 
Fischer, Jonas
Geurts, Jeroen
Valderrabano, Victor
Hügle, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To measure health care providers' capacity to detect biofields before and after bioenergy awareness training in relation to individual differences in the personality trait of absorption. METHODS: Twenty-seven (27) physicians, psychologists, and nurses participated in a 5-day intensive bioenergy healing training course with Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere. The course was part of the Associate Fellows Program in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Blindfolded participants received a 24-trial hand biofield detection test (HBDT) pretraining and post-training.

Author(s): 
Schwartz, Gary E.
Swanick, Summer
Sibert, Willow
Lewis, Daniel A.
Lewis, Sabrina E.
Nelson, Lonnie
Jain, Shamani
Mallory, Laurel
Foust, Linda
Moore, Kay
Tussing, Deboray
Bell, Iris R.

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