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The effect of differing clinical settings on chiropractic patients suffering from mechanical low back pain

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dc.contributor.author Richardson, Grant Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-13T08:17:14Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-13T08:17:14Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other 310066
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/157
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2007 xviii, 140 leaves en
dc.description.abstract Each healing encounter, and every treatment, has specific and non-specific treatment effects. Non – specific effects, or placebo effects, are the benefits felt by the patients because of the nature of the healing encounter. Although difficult to quantify and control, a number of authors recognize that the non-specific component of management has an additive effect on the overall clinical outcome. It has been reported that due to the physical interaction and social nature of chiropractic, there is a strong non-specific component in the management process, but to what extent it facilitates in the healing encounter is unknown. It has also been shown that spinal manipulation has a clinical effect which exceeds that of placebo; therefore it is possible for its effect to be muted or amplified, depending on the presence or absence of non-specific effects. For the above reasons this study was conducted in an attempt to map the size of the non-specific effect in the healing encounter by manipulating the practice setting in which the patients were treated. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chiropractic en
dc.subject Spine--Diseases--Chiropractic treatment en
dc.subject Manipulation (Therapeutics) en
dc.subject Backache--Chiropractic treatment en
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title The effect of differing clinical settings on chiropractic patients suffering from mechanical low back pain en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000428


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