Research Bank

Women’s attitudes to and experiences of osteopathic care during pregnancy

Unitec Research Bank

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Niven, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.advisor Roy, Dianne
dc.contributor.author Kurth, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-07T00:30:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-07T00:30:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1919
dc.description.abstract Background: Osteopathic literature on the topic of women’s health during pregnancy is limited. Current literature explores the possibilities of osteopathic intervention but lacks supportive research. This project is a first step towards extending the literature available by exploring the attitudes and experiences of women to osteopathic care during pregnancy. Objective: To identify and explore significant issues associated with the attitudes and experiences of women to osteopathy during pregnancy. To investigate possible relationships between osteopathic treatment and quality of life during pregnancy and the childbirth experience. Methods: This retrospective study employs a phenomenological qualitative approach. Participants were recruited through purposeful sampling. Seven women who had experienced osteopathy at least three times during their pregnancies and given birth between 6 weeks and 12 months prior were interviewed to explore their attitudes to and experiences of osteopathy during pregnancy. Results: It was found that the following factors influenced the women’s attitudes to and experiences of osteopathy during pregnancy: (1) The accessibility of osteopathic care, (2) Quality of life, (3) Security during a period of change and uncertainty in life, and (4) Making sense of the experience. Conclusions: Osteopathy during pregnancy was found to be an effective treatment in reducing or ameliorating pregnancy complaints and was not perceived as being any different to osteopathic care when not pregnant. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Pregnancy en_NZ
dc.subject Childbirth en_NZ
dc.subject Osteopathic care en_NZ
dc.subject Attitudes en_NZ
dc.title Women’s attitudes to and experiences of osteopathic care during pregnancy en_NZ
dc.type Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Osteopathy en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified en_NZ
unitec.pages 111 en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliation Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ


This item appears in

Show simple item record

Search


Browse Research Bank

My Account

Help

Share

  • Bookmark and Share

Usage Statistics