Date of Award

5-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research and Education: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Jay Shores

Second Advisor

des Anges Cruser

Third Advisor

Russel Gamber

Abstract

Von Lindeman, Alexa. Preliminary Trial of as Survey Instrument to Detect Outcomes of Curriculum Reform in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Master of Science (Clinical Research and Education), May 2004; 28 pp; 5 tables; 3 figures; references 17 titles. Purpose: To assess whether the attending physicians at the University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine would perceive an increased student interest in osteopathy as well as show a personal increased interest in osteopathic principles and practice following a 2001 OMM curricular reform. Study Design: Surveys were mailed at the beginning and end of the 2002-2003 academic year. Responses were matched for pre-post comparisons. Results: Factor analysis identified 13 factors. ANOVA analysis did not achieve statistical significances between pre and post groups. Although regression analysis identified three factors that achieved statistical significance (p≤05), these were attributed to variables such as residency type, medical school and type of practice. Conclusion: The survey instrument was effective in detecting variables that influenced beliefs and practice. Future larger scale studies are needed to confirm the trends in the data.

Comments

Von Lindeman, Alexa. Preliminary Trial of as Survey Instrument to Detect Outcomes of Curriculum Reform in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Master of Science (Clinical Research and Education), May 2004; 28 pp; 5 tables; 3 figures; references 17 titles. W 4.5 L743P 2004

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