The reliability and validity of manual examination procedures for the detection of musculoskeletal dysfunction in people with bronchial asthma
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Citation:Grossmith, H. (2010). The reliability and validity of manual examination procedures for the detection of musculoskeletal dysfunction in people with bronchial asthma. An unpublished research project submitted in partial requirement for the Degree of Osteopathy, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
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SECTION 1 Contains the literature review which is divided into three chapters. The literature review includes an introduction into the impact of asthma on the New Zealand population, the fundamental osteopathic principles in relation to lung ventilation, the types of musculoskelatal dysfunction that are hypothesized in osteopathic literature to occur in people with asthma, manual treatment approaches that aim to increase lung function in asthmatics and the reliability and validity of manual palpatory procedures currently used in osteopathic practice to detect musculoskelatal dysfunctions. SECTION 2 Contains the experimental investigation which is divided into six chapters. The experimental investigation includes an introduction, methods, results, recommendations, conclusion. SECTION 3 Contains the appendices. The appendices include the ethics approval letter, participant and examiner information sheet and consent form, participant medical history form, physical examination record form and the advertising poster used to attract participants.