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Burton, A. Kim (2006) Viewpoint. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 9 (2). pp. 56-57. ISSN 1746-0689

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My colleagues writing in this issue, Nikolai Bogduk, Tamar Pincus and Steve Vogel, have fed you much valuable information about psychology, back pain and osteopathy. Seemingly there is strong scientific evidence favouring only a limited number of psychological factors as predictors of chronicity, and those who research such issues will doubtless continue their endeavours to increase our understanding of the topic and whilst it is wise to watch that space, I’d caution against holding your breath! What you want to know is whether you could or should and do anything about these psychological factors in your clinics. Measurement of things like distress and fear avoidance is somewhat problematic psychometrically and, as Vogel suggests, not something osteopaths are likely to do. So, what can be done, and is it worth it? The answer is plenty, and yes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2008 12:40
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 10:44
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/659

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