TITLE

An intercollegiate comparison of prevalence of injuries among students during technique class from five chiropractic colleges throughout the world: a preliminary retrospective study

AUTHOR(S)
Kuehnel, Erika; Beatty, Anne; Gleberzon, Brian
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of injuries sustained by chiropractic students during their undergraduate training at different chiropractic colleges. Teaching instructors from Englishspeaking chiropractic colleges in the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia/New Zealand were electronically requested to administer a retrospective study that sought to characterize injuries students experienced during their technique labs. Four colleges responded to the investigators' request, returning a total of 405 questionnaires. Colleges were only identified by a letter and country/continent of origin. The number of responses from these four colleges was: College A (Africa) n=67; College B (United States) n=81; College C (Europe) n=143) and; College D (Australia/New Zealand) n=110. The percentage of students reportedly injured at each college was: College A (7%); College B (53%); College C (18%) and; College D (22%). These numbers were compared to previously gathered data from CMCC that reported a rate of student injury of 56% (n=292). There were no statistically significant differences between injured and non-injured groups of students with respect to age, body weight, height or sex. Additional gathered data that further characterizes these injuries among students from these four chiropractic colleges is currently under review.
ACCESSION #
34448599

 

Related Articles

  • Who is Susan P Baker and why did she win the Calderone Prize? Runyan, Carol W // Injury Prevention (1353-8047);Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p289 

    No abstract available.

  • The characteristics of fractures in Polish adolescents aged 16—20 years. Konstantynowicz, Jerzy; Bialokoz-Kalinowska, Irena; Motkowski, Radoslaw; Abramowicz, Pawel; Piotrowska-Jastrzebska, Janina; Sienkiewicz, Jerzy; Seeman, Ego // Osteoporosis International;Nov2005, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p1397 

    The aim of the study was to identify associations between fractures in childhood and family, anthropometric and lifestyle factors. Among 1,246 subjects aged 16.3–20.6 years (539 boys, 707 girls), based on a questionnaire, 869 were fracture-free while 377 (30.26%) had fractures. Of those...

  • The development of a preliminary regression equation for estimating the weight of black South African paraplegic males using anthropometric measurements in Tshwane, South Africa. Snyman, H.; Herselman, M. G.; Labadarios, D. // South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition;2008, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p127 

    Objective: To develop a regression equation to estimate the weight of black male paraplegic South African subjects. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Outpatient paraplegic clinic of Kalafong Hospital, Tshwane, South Africa. Subjects: Subjects (n = 43) were selected from a population of...

  • CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST:. Nates, Joseph L. // Internet Journal of Neurosurgery;2002, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p64 

    The Neuro-Trauma ICU of the University of Texas-Houston, is seeking an Anesthesiologist BE/BC in Critical Care Medicine at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor to join the Neuro-Trauma Critical Care Team. The unit is a very busy 28-bed facility at the University level one trauma center...

  • WOUND CARE SPECIALIST MADE A DAME IN BIRTHDAY HONOURS.  // Nursing Standard;6/19/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 42, p6 

    Researcher Nicky Cullum has been made a dame by the Queen in recognition of her work in wound care.

  • An Interview with Rick Parente: Head Injury and Brain Trauma. Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Beyer, Jill // North American Journal of Psychology;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p221 

    Dr. Parente is a Professor of Psychology at Towson University in Towson Maryland, where he regularly teaches graduate courses in statistics, neuropsychological assessment, neuro-rehabilitation and artificial intelligence. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 1975,...

  • Chapter Thirty-Six: Bury My Braveheart at Wounded Knee. Brown, Stephen // Agents & Dealers;2007, p225 

    Chapter 36 of the book "Agents & Dealers," by Stephen Brown is presented. It presents a fictional account of Professor Pitcairn Brodie's imagination regarding the Transformer robot. It states that Brodie was imagining things as the robot was deliberately blocking his admittedly meandering path...

  • Dr Alfred Velpeau (1795-1867) of Tours: the umbilical cord and birth asphyxia. Dunn, P. M. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2005, Vol. 90 Issue 2, pF184 

    The son of a village farrier near Tours, Velpeau rose from humble beginnings to become by dint of intelligence, hard work, and determination the leading surgeon of his day in Paris. As professor of clinical surgery in the university he was an admired and respected teacher. His writings covered...

  • A Finite Element Model of the Lower Limb for Simulating Automotive Impacts. Untaroiu, Costin; Yue, Neng; Shin, Jaeho // Annals of Biomedical Engineering;Mar2013, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p513 

    A finite element (FE) model of a vehicle occupant's lower limb was developed in this study to improve understanding of injury mechanisms during traffic crashes. The reconstructed geometry of a male volunteer close to the anthropometry of a 50th percentile male was meshed using mostly hexahedral...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics