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dc.contributor.authorMistry, Ritisha
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-29T02:44:06Z
dc.date.available2014-05-29T02:44:06Z
dc.date.issued2013en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2422
dc.description.abstractBackground: Exercise-based interventions are commonly utilised within many healthcare modalities, although their role in New Zealand osteopathy is unclear. Objectives: Investigate osteopaths’ attitudes and practices of exercise consultation, in the context of general health (GH) and specific medical conditions (SMC); identify factors associated with these practices and attitudes. Methods: Descriptive survey design. New Zealand osteopaths with a current annual practicing certificate were sent an online or printed questionnaire. Results: Response rate was 38% (n=125/332). Degree of positive attitude towards advice for general health (GH) =75±9%; and prescription for specific medical conditions (SMC) =73±6% were similar. The most commonly reported exercise consultation provided was advice for SMC (75±24%), followed by advice for GH (63±30%), prescription for SMC (63±30%) and GH (52±32%). Associations with each of these practices were analysed by ANOVA, and were associated with positive attitudes towards exercise consultation (p<0.05 for all). Training institution was associated with attitudes towards exercise prescription (p=0.03). Increased personal exercise duration was weakly predictive of positive attitudes towards exercise advice (r2= 0.04 for regression model) and associated with practice of advice for GH (p=0.01). Level of academic qualification was associated with practice of advice for SMC (p<0.001). Practice style was associated with practice of prescription for SMC (p=0.03). Common forms of exercise delivery by osteopaths included verbal instructions (87%) and physical demonstration of exercises by the practitioner (73%) or by the patient (62%). Conclusions: These data suggest most NZ osteopaths have a positive attitude towards exercise consultation and incorporate exercise within clinical practice through various methods.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectexerciseen_NZ
dc.subjectattitudes to exerciseen_NZ
dc.subjectpracticeen_NZ
dc.subjectsurveysen_NZ
dc.subjectquestionnairesen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathsen_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathic medicineen_NZ
dc.titleThe attitudes and self-reported practices of New Zealand osteopaths to exercise consultation and its use within osteopathyen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMistry, R. (2013). The attitudes and self-reported practices of New Zealand osteopaths to exercise consultation and its use within osteopathy. An unpublished research proposal submitted in partial requirement for the degree of Master of Osteopathy.
unitec.pages124en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBacon, Catherine
unitec.advisor.associatedMoran, Robert


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