Jennifer M Langworthy

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BACKGROUND Some within the medical establishment believe that the education and training of chiropractors is grounded in orthodox medicine and that these professional groups share a common language allowing for close dialogue. However, levels of communication and collaboration often remain low. Furthermore, studies have shown chiropractors to be lax in(More)
BACKGROUND Being able to estimate the likelihood of poor recovery from episodes of back pain is important for care. Studies of psychosocial factors in inception cohorts in general practice and occupational populations have begun to make inroads to these problems. However, no studies have yet investigated this in chiropractic patients. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical variations in undifferentiated back pain pose problems for those attempting to develop strategies for care. The objective of this work was to test a methodology for the experimental generation of clinical subgroups of patients with such a complaint, so as to assist more structured study of its natural history and response to(More)
BACKGROUND Back pain is one of the UK's costliest and least understood health problems, whose prevalence still seems to be increasing. Educational interventions for general practitioners on back pain appear to have had little impact on practice, but these did not include quality improvement learning, involve patients in the learning, record costs or(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores the implementation of consent procedures in a sample of chiropractors in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and how well they satisfy the core ethical principles of autonomy, veracity, justice, nonmaleficence, and beneficence. METHODS A precoded questionnaire was sent to 500 geographically stratified, randomly(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify current perceptions and levels of awareness of chiropractic among physiotherapists, osteopaths, and manual therapists in The Netherlands. In addition, to investigate how future communication and interprofessional collaboration between the four professions may be improved in the interests of patient care as perceived by these groups.(More)
BACKGROUND A patient's right to accept or reject proposed treatment is both an ethical and legal tenet. Valid consent is a multifaceted, controversial and often complicated process, yet practitioners are obligated to try to obtain consent from their patients. Its omission is a common basis for malpractice suits and increasing utilization of complementary(More)
BACKGROUND People with physical disabilities experience barriers to healthcare across all services despite a legal and moral obligation to the contrary. Complementary medicine is considered as supplementary to conventional care and integration of these approaches is essential to achieve optimal care. This paper explores the utilisation of chiropractic(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in United Kingdom (UK) health care policy and legislation have the potential to radically change care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions by widening access to manipulation services under its National Health Service (NHS). OBJECTIVE To investigate chiropractors past and current provision of musculoskeletal services for NHS(More)
BACKGROUND The risk associated with cervical manipulation is controversial. Research in this area is widely variable but as yet the risk is not easily quantifiable. This presents a problem when informing the patient of risks when seeking consent and information may be withheld due to the fear of patient withdrawal from care. As yet, there is a lack of(More)
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