|For medical practitioners and osteopaths - Osteopathy Journal Articles Catalog.|
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| Using National Medical Care Survey data to validate examination content on a performance-based clinical skills assessment for osteopathic physicians
Boulet, J. R., J. R. Gimpel, et al. (2003), J Am Osteopath Assoc 103(5): 225-31.
Abstract: Patient characteristics, chief complaints, and diagnoses can be used to specify the examination content for performance-based assessments of clinical skills. The purpose of this investigation was to explore osteopathic and allopathic medical practice patterns and to provide summary statistics that can be used to delimit potential assessment content areas for a clinical skills assessment targeted at osteopathic physicians. Analyses of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey indicated that the types of patients seen by osteopathic and allopathic physicians in office-based settings are somewhat different. Furthermore, the reasons that patients seek care, and accompanying diagnostic outcomes, can vary by physician type. These differences suggest that from a content perspective, a performance-based clinical skills evaluation targeted at osteopathic physicians should be characteristically different from one designed for allopathic physicians.
| Uterine curettage a statistical evaluation covering a 10-year period in Flint Osteopathic Hospital
Corbett, A. B. (1957), J Am Osteopath Assoc 57(3): 205-7.
| Utilizing paramedics to teach emergency medicine to osteopathic medical students
Murphy, B. C. (1984), J Med Educ 59(4): 355-6.
| Validation of a cardiac risk factor index for noncardiac surgery in a community osteopathic hospital
Nichols, K. J. and K. E. Daniels (1987), J Am Osteopath Assoc 87(3): 235-9.
| Validity and reliability of the Osteopathic Survey of Health Care in America (OSTEOSURV)
Licciardone, J. C. (2003), J Am Osteopath Assoc 103(2): 89-101.
Abstract: The osteopathic medical profession has lacked research instruments to measure and characterize the use of osteopathic physicians and to assess public awareness and perceptions of osteopathic medicine. In the 1990s, the Osteopathic Survey of Health Care in America (OSTEOSURV) was developed to fill this void. Data from OSTEOSURV-I and OSTEOSURV-II, random national telephone surveys administered during 1998 and 2000, respectively, were used to test the validity and reliability of OSTEOSURV as a longitudinal survey instrument for osteopathic medicine. A total of 12 survey items were found to contribute to the "Perceptions of osteopathic medicine" construct. Within this construct, an osteopathic medicine scale emerged that consists of three distinct dimensions termed conventional medicine, manual medicine, and somato/visceral medicine.
| Value of osteopathy
Miller, J. D. (1970), Br Med J 3(725): 772-3.
| Variables influencing the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment in family practice
Johnson, S. M., M. E. Kurtz, et al. (1997), J Am Osteopath Assoc 97(2): 80-7.
Abstract: A questionnaire was mailed to 2000 randomly selected osteopathic physicians to assess use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). In all, 1055 responses were summarized for the study. The contention is supported that OMT is being used less and less by practicing physicians. Only 6% of the respondents treated more than 50% of their patients with OMT, and nearly one third used OMT on less than 5% of their patients. A progressive de-emphasis of OMT use correlated with more recent graduation from osteopathic medical colleges. Thirty-eight percent of the variance regarding OMT use was attributed to two factors: barriers to use, and OMT protocol used. Perceptions by physicians of insufficient OMT training were not predictive of decreased use of OMT. Significantly more OMT was used in solo practice as opposed to other settings. The results present a wake-up call for the osteopathic medical profession. The profession must strive to remove barriers that preclude OMT use by justifying to policymakers, health professionals, and the public the cost-benefits of OMT in holistic healthcare.
| Vascular medicine and osteopathic medicine: treating the whole patient
Gironta, M. G. and C. R. Rosenfeld (2000), J Am Osteopath Assoc 100(10 Su Pt 2): S1-4.
Abstract: Education and instruction in the care of the patient with peripheral vascular diseases is, at best, fragmented during the first years of medical training. Attention to the issues of peripheral arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders deserves a more formal approach with respect to physician education, patient evaluation and treatment, knowledge and application of various diagnostic modalities, and involvement of our physician colleagues in complementary disciplines. The vascular medicine internist is an invaluable resource in these areas. The aging of our general population will lead to an increase in manifest peripheral vascular disease within our patient population. Having received additional comprehensive training in the management of the complex patient with peripheral vascular disease, the vascular medicine internist may serve as a complete resource for their care.
| 'Visible and recognized': osteopathic invisibility syndrome and the two percent solution
Gevitz, N. (1997), J Am Osteopath Assoc 97(3): 168-70.
| Voices From the Future: what students, interns, and residents want from osteopathic graduate medical training
Kushner, D. and J. Cooney (1992), J Am Osteopath Assoc 92(10): 1269-70, 1277-8.
Abstract: The need to attract students to--and keep them in--osteopathic internship and residency programs is great. Recognizing this fact, the osteopathic hospitals, through the American Osteopathic Hospital Association, have placed a renewed focus on liaisons with osteopathic medical education. Voices From the Future represents one such effort. This report reveals how osteopathic medical students, interns, and residents perceive the current state of osteopathic graduate medical education programs as well as the changes that they would like to see incorporated.
| War, politics, and osteopathic medicine
Goldstein, M. (1990), J Am Osteopath Assoc 90(2): 157-60.
| 'We will look for health': the Osteopathic Center for Children
Chilton, K. (2002), Altern Ther Health Med 8(2): 100-1.
| What characterizes an osteopathic principle? Selected responses to an open question
Sprafka, S., R. C. Ward, et al. (1981), J Am Osteopath Assoc 81(1): 29-33.
| What is osteopathic medicine?
Storm, E. M. (1987), J Am Med Womens Assoc 42(5): 141, 159.
| What is osteopathy?
Crowell, E. P. (1970), Am J Nurs 70(3): 560-2.
| What is your diagnosis? Metaphyseal osteopathy
Lester, S. (2002), J Small Anim Pract 43(7): 285, 323.
| When did surgery really start in the osteopathic profession?
Kotoske, D. E. (1985), Osteopath Hosp Leadersh 29(1): 10.
| Who should teach osteopathic manipulative medicine?
Lo, K. S. (1991), J Am Osteopath Assoc 91(3): 218.
| Who studies osteopathy--why?
Warner, M. D. (1952), J Osteopath (Kirksvill) 59(9): 14.
| Who uses osteopathic hospitals?
Kotler, M. (1986), Osteopath Hosp Leadersh 30(4): 10-1, 23.
| Widespread confusion prevails over 'osteopathy'
Truthan, C. E. (1998), J Am Osteopath Assoc 98(12): 674-5.
| With a look at the past, osteopathic medical education heads into its second century
Ward, D. (1992), J Am Osteopath Assoc 92(11): 1354, 1356.
| Women's health osteopathy: an alternative view
Hyne, J. (1998), Nurs Manag (Harrow) 5(8): 6-9.
| X-ray photodensitometric analysis of anticonvulsant-induced osteopathy
Iwata, Y., K. Amano, et al. (1988), Jpn J Psychiatry Neurol 42(3): 594-6.