P05.18. Mixed methods approaches in whole systems research: a study of Ayurvedic diagnostics

@inproceedings{Dhruva2012P0518MM,
  title={P05.18. Mixed methods approaches in whole systems research: a study of Ayurvedic diagnostics},
  author={Anand A Dhruva and Shelly Adler and James T. Weaver and Michael Acree and Christine Miaskowski and Donald I. Abrams and F M Hecht},
  year={2012}
}
Methods Three 30 minute Ayurvedic assessments, including a history and limited physical exam, were videotaped and then viewed by Ayurvedic clinicians. The clinicians were asked to identify the primary and secondary dosha (Ayurvedic physiologic principle) involved in the patient’s prakruti (mind-body constitution) and vikruti (current state of the doshas) and explain their rationale for making a diagnosis. Cross-sectional comparison and thematic analytic approaches were used to analyze… CONTINUE READING

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