• In the Getting started with research, I discussed means of getting started in research, choosing a research area and development of a research question. This leads the research student on to the development of a research proposal, however, before the final research proposal can be developed and presented, it is imperative that the previous literature in the area is scoped and evaluated to identify the need for the proposed study and establish its context in the specific research area. In this article, I will discuss means of undertaking and presenting a literature review. While the focus of the article is presenting the literature review for dissertation purposes, I will also touch upon disseminating review in academic journals.

  • Poor rehabilitation adherence may lead to sub-optimal treatment outcomes, reduced clinic efficiency and increased cost of care. But despite this knowledge, research indicates that attendance at physiotherapy departments is within 54%-94%and can be as low as 40%. Several studies confirm that adherence to a clinic-based exercise protocol is often around the 50% markand may be particularly poor for unsupervised home exercise programs.

  • Rehabilitation adherence is an outcome of a complex interaction of physical, social, therapeutic and psychological elements. This second article, based on the findings of my doctoral research, highlights the role of social support and other social influences as a determinant of rehabilitation adherence.

  • As pain alleviation is one of the principal therapeutic outcomes for musculoskeletal physiotherapists, it is imperative that we are able to accurately evaluate and measure pain.

  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease - disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain, peripheral arterial disease – disease of blood vessels supplying the arms and legs, rheumatic heart disease – damage to the heart muscle and heart valves from rheumatic fever, caused by streptococcal bacteria, congenital heart disease - malformations of heart structure existing at birth deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – blood clots in the leg veins, which can dislodge and move to the heart and lungs.

  • Recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention can improve outcomes. UCSF Clinical Professor Dr. Barbara Bennet explains the signs that may indicate a child is at risk for an autism spectrum disorder. Recorded on 11/20/2014. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [3/2015] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 28913]

  • Lessons from the Field: Autism Series (February 12, 2009)

    Early Identification and Intervention
    Presenters:
    Wendy Stone, Ph.D., Professor and Director — Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Vanderbilt University
    Mary Hunt — Minnesota School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team, Minnesota Department of Education
    Pat Pulice — Fraser

    For more materials on autism and this presentation visit: http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/cyfc/our-programs/lessons-from-the-field/autism-spectrum-disorders/

    © 2014, Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.

  • Professor Michele Sterling provides an overview of what is what, what is hot and what is not, in the prevention and management of whiplash associated disorders.

    Her lecture is followed by a more interactive session in which she and Professor Moseley discuss some of the more perplexing aspects of neck pain.

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