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Impacting public health by affecting individual health: A focus group study with chiropractic students after an international clinical experience

May 25, 2018

Purpose: To describe chiropractic students’ perceptions of their future role in public health following an international service-learning experience. Methods: Four, 60-minute focus groups were held with 17 upper-level students from 1 U.S. chiropractic college after a mentored clinical experience in 4 international settings. Two investigators analyzed the transcribed focus group interviews. Results: We identified 3

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The meaning of it all: evaluating knowledge of Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) among chiropractic students

September 09, 2016

Introduction: Patient-reported outcome measures are frequently used to monitor patient progress during chiropractic care, yet student interns utilizing such assessments are unfamiliar with what magnitude of change (MCID) is considered beneficial to the patient. Objective: This work seeks to determine chiropractic intern knowledge of MCID. Methods: A five-item survey was administered to 104 chiropractic student

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Chiropractic physicians for the twenty-first century?

August 15, 2014

This paper examines a recent report on Medical Education entitled “Physicians for the Twenty First Century.” The conclusions of this study are summarized. Using the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as the focus, chiropractic education is then examined with regard to these same solutions. The results of this comparison show that in many areas, chiropractic education

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Cognitive processes in learning chiropractic skills: the role of imagery

August 15, 2014

The role of imagery in learning a chiropractic adjustment was examined. Thirty students from C.M.C.C. were randomly divided into two groups and exposed to two different types of imagery. The first group mentally rehearsed performing the adjustment, and the second group imagined the spine and the positive outcome of the adjustment. Subjects’ ability to perform

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The move towards research in the health professions: A comparison of Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

August 15, 2014

This paper compares the efforts of physiotherapy and chiropractic to move towards the development of a scientific body of knowledge through research. The history of both professions is discussed with particular reference to the education of the clinical practitioners and the educational faculty. Four cited factors contributing to the paucity of research in chiropractic, namely

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