A Questionnaire to evaluate the Professional Field of Osteopathy in Austria

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Title
A Questionnaire to evaluate the Professional Field of Osteopathy in Austria
Author(s)
Krönke Katrin
Abstract
In Europe Osteopathy was unknown for a long time. Since 1991 it is possible to study Osteopathy in Austria at the Vienna School of Osteopathy.The osteopathic profession is trying to establish itself in Austria.For some years there have been efforts to standardise the osteopathy curricula and the professional work of osteopaths for all of Europe to ensure the highest possible standard for osteopathy.To work out such standards there is need for an analysis of the status quo, a profile of the activities of the osteopaths practising in Austria must be examined more closely.The following questions arise:What is the position of osteopathy in the health care system in Austria?Do the interviewed persons identify themselves with the osteopathic profession? How important is the official recognition of osteopathy in Austria for each and every osteopath?It became necessary to find a method that allows to do research work concerning this professional field.To record the described target of research empirically, to describe and to be able to check it, it seems to be sensible to develop a standardized questionnaire, because empiric material concerning the fields of profession of osteopaths holding a diploma in Austria does not exist within the framework of a quantitative interview.The procedure of the making of the questionnaire is described and the way of data -collection.The cooperation of the osteopaths was very good. 56% of the Questionnaires returned.The interpretation of the data and the results are presented and will be helpful for the professional associations, the decision makers in healthcare and the educational institutions.
Abstract
Date Accepted
2003
Date Submitted
1.1.2007 00:00:00
Type
osteo_thesis
Language
English
Submitted by:
62
Pub-Identifier
12656
Inst-Identifier
781
Keywords
Osteopathy
Recommended
1
Medium
Kroenke1.pdf
Item sets
Thesis
Media
Kroenke1.pdf

Krönke Katrin, “A Questionnaire to evaluate the Professional Field of Osteopathy in Austria”, Osteopathic Research Web, accessed April 17, 2024, https://www.osteopathic-research.com/s/orw/item/3038