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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Grant Walter
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-13T08:17:14Z
dc.date.available2007-12-13T08:17:14Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.other310066
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/157
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2007 xviii, 140 leavesen
dc.description.abstractEach 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.isoenen
dc.subjectChiropracticen
dc.subjectSpine--Diseases--Chiropractic treatmenten
dc.subjectManipulation (Therapeutics)en
dc.subjectBackache--Chiropractic treatmenten
dc.subjectChiropractic--Dissertations, Academicen
dc.titleThe effect of differing clinical settings on chiropractic patients suffering from mechanical low back painen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-000428


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