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Understanding Diagnosis and Management of Dementia and Guideline Implementation in General Practice: a Qualitative Study Using the Theoretical Domains Framework
Background Dementia is a growing problem, causing substantial burden for patients, their families, and society. General practitioners (GPs) play an important role in diagnosing and managing dementia; however, there are ...
A Survey of Australian Chiropractors’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Evidence-Based Practice and Their use of Research Literature and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Background Research into chiropractors’ use of evidence in clinical practice appears limited to a single small qualitative study. The paucity of research in this area suggests that it is timely to undertake a more ...
Chiropractic Observation and Analysis Study (COAST): Providing an Understanding of Current Chiropractic Practice
Objectives: COAST (Chiropractic Observation and Analysis Study) aimed to describe the clinical practices of chiropractors in Victoria, Australia. Design: Cross-sectional study using the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation ...
Assessment of Knee Pain in Obese and Non-Obese Individuals Diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of the Knee Before and After Performance-Based Tests: A Pilot Study
Objective: 1) To examine whether self-reported pain, measured with the Western Ontario McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index pain subscale and Visual Analog Scale, of individuals diagnosed with knee Osteoarthritis would ...
Functional Rehabilitation Criteria Required for a Safe Return to Active Duty in Military Personnel Following a Musculoskeletal Injury
The objective of this article is to assess the types of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries commonly affecting military personnel and the outcome measures that may be used to predict a safe return to active duty post-injury. ...
Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Reduce the use of Imaging for Low-Back Pain: a systematic review
Background: Rates of imaging for low-back pain are high and are associated with increased health care costs and radiation exposure as well as potentially poorer patient outcomes. We conducted a systematic review to investigate ...
Approach to Low Back Pain
Evaluation of the fidelity of an interactive face-to-face educational intervention to improve general practitioner management of back pain
Implementation intervention effects can only be fully realised and understood if they are faithfully delivered. However the evaluation of implementation intervention fidelity is not commonly undertaken. The IMPLEMENT ...
The Use of Diagnostic Coding in Chiropractic Practice
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic coding has several potential benefits, including improving the feasibility of data collection for research and clinical audits and providing a common language to improve interdisciplinary ...