Date of Award
Restricted Access Thesis
Master of Science
Field of Study
Clinical Research and Education: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
des Anges Cruser
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.
von Lindeman, A.
"Preliminary Trial of a Survey Instrument to Detect Outcomes of Curriculum Reform in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine" Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;