TITLE

Chiropractic care of the older person: developing and evidence-based approached

AUTHOR(S)
Gleberzon, Brian J.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2001, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Geriatric care has assumed a more dominant position in the health care delivery system. This article discusses the results of a literature search on geriatric chiropractic care with the ultimate goal of promoting a "best practice" approach. Fifty nine articles were found that discussed geriatric chiropractic education (N = 3), demographic and epidemiological studies (N = 9), case studies (N = 25), clinical trials (N = 4) and clinical guidelines (N = 18). The literature revealed that chiropractic pedagogy has recognized the importance of geriatric education, and epidemiological studies reported an increase in utilization rates of chiropractic care by older persons, along with greater acceptance within the medical community. Most older persons sought out chiropractic care of neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) conditions, with several studies reporting the successful resolution of these conditions with spinal manipulative therapy as well as eclectic group of other treatment interventions. Many older persons enter a maintenance care program, which they believe to be important to their health. Although the results of this article are encouraging, it underscores the need for continued research, especially in the areas of chiropractic maintenance care and the management of non-NMS conditions.
ACCESSION #
8768141

 

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