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 Identification Number

30171 

 Author

Niala, Josephine 

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 Institution

British College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Title

The effects of mobilisation on cervical range of motion using C.R.O.M. 

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 Keywords

Cervical range of motion instrument, Cervical Spine, Neck, Osteopathy, Mobilisation 

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British College of Osteopathic Medicine 

 Date of Publ.

January 2002 

 Country of Publicaton

United Kingdom 

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 Abstract:
A study was undertaken to investigate the presence of psychosocial yellow flags in a random group of subjects attending the clinics of a Naturopath and a Chiropractor suffering from low back pain in Nairobi, Kenya. The study also investigated the gender, ages and physical activities of the group. Data was gathered over a period of three months through the use of questionnaires which were completed for each patient attending the aforementioned clinics for the first time presenting with musculoskeletal pain. Results of the study showed that there was no significant presence of psychosocial yellow flags among the patients presenting with low back pain in comparison to those presenting with other types of musculoskeletal pain. There was however a significant difference between male and female subjects who exhibited the presence of psychosocial yellow flags, with 86% of these subjects being female. The study showed an almost equal incidence of musculoskeletal pain amongst male and female subjects with 45% of the subjects presenting being female and 55% being male. The most common physical activity that the subjects participated in was walking with 79% of the subjects doing so weekly. The most common age for subjects experiencing musculoskeletal pain was between 30-39 years with 39% of the subjects in this study falling under this age range. The study concluded that there did not seem to be a significant presence of psychosocial yellow flags in the patients presenting with low back pain in comparison to those presenting with other types of musculoskeletal pain. There was however a strong association found between subjects who had exhibited signs of psychosocial yellow flags and their gender, with those subjects more likely to be female.  

 Publication Status

Finished 

 Publication Type

Undergraduate Project 

 Language

English 

 Entry Month

November 2003