Jennifer E. Bolton

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This study set out to determine the reliability and concurrent validity of two instruments for measuring cervical range of motion and, using these instruments, to establish age and gender effects on cervical mobility. 84 asymptomatic subjects were investigated for age and gender effects on cervical range of motion using the CROM and single inclinometer.(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Neck pain is a common complaint in patients presenting for chiropractic treatment. The few studies on predictors for improvement in patients while undergoing treatment identify duration of symptoms, neck stiffness and number of previous episodes as the strong predictor variables. The purpose of this study is to continue the research(More)
OBJECTIVE Ratings of usual pain over a period of 1 week are commonly used to rate a patient's usual level of pain intensity. This study investigated the validity of weekly recall pain ratings and biasing effects of pain levels on these ratings. METHODS Seventy-eight patients presenting to a chiropractic outpatient clinic with nonspecific neck pain(More)
The isolated intestinal mucosa of the flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, when bathed in a 20 mM HCO3-Ringer's solution bubbled with 1% CO2 in O2, generated a serosa-negative PD and, when short-circuited, absorbed Cl at almost 3 times the rate of Na. Reducing HCO3 to 5 mM decreased the net Cl flux by more than 60%. The following results suggest that,(More)
BACKGROUND Given the costs associated with the management of musculoskeletal pain in primary care, predicting the course of these conditions remains a research priority. Much of the research into prognostic indicators however considers musculoskeletal conditions in terms of single pain sites whereas in reality, many patients present with pain in more than(More)
These authors are affiliated with Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and Anglo-European College of Chiropractic FROM ABSTRACT: Introduction. Neck pain is almost as common as low back pain, with a lifetime prevalence of 70% and yearly prevalence of 30%. Dizziness and vertigo are common complaints of neck pain patients with 80 to 90% of whiplash sufferers(More)
Using a psychological screening questionnaire, the incidence of psychological distress in back pain patients attending a chiropractic out-patient clinic was sought. In contrast to other back pain populations, only a small proportion of the sample (7.2%) showed overt signs of psychological distress. However, a relatively large proportion of these patients(More)
BACKGROUND Research in various medical fields demonstrates a consistent and positive association between clinical outcomes and the quality of the therapeutic alliance between the patient and clinician. The aim of this study was to explore how well chiropractors and their patients in The Netherlands perceive the quality of their working relationship. (More)
BACKGROUND Modic changes (MC) have been linked with low back pain (LBP) and worse outcomes from some treatments. No studies have investigated the impact that MCs may have on patient outcomes from lumbar facet injections. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate whether the presence of Modic changes is related to 'improvement' in patients(More)