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An investigation into the association between the cumulative effect of studying and practising manual therapeutic techniques and low back pain in chiropractic students

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dc.contributor.author Fyfe, Charmaine Chantel
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T08:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T08:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other 303259
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/280
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic) -Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2006. xiii, 44 leaves, Annexures A-F en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to determine whether the cumulative effect of studying, and practising manual therapeutic techniques (including receiving manipulation), is associated with chiropractic students experiencing low back pain (LBP). According to Smith (2005), students currently registered in the Durban Institute of Technology Health faculty were found to have the highest proportion of LBP when compared to students in other faculties. Thirty seven percent of the students with LBP were chiropractic students. In a study performed by Macanuel et al. (2005) on undergraduate chiropractic training, it was concluded that chiropractic students experience side effects during chiropractic technique class. There is epidemiological evidence that chiropractors are a high-risk group of health professionals who experience low back disorders (Tim 1996, Lorme and Naqv 2003, Rupert and Ebete 2004). Rupert and Ebete (2004) suggest that the majority of chiropractors have suffered an occupational injury primarily related to administering manual procedures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Backache en_US
dc.subject Manipulation (Therapeutics) en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Occupational diseases en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title An investigation into the association between the cumulative effect of studying and practising manual therapeutic techniques and low back pain in chiropractic students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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