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Data Request help

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Ian Linane, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    I am hoping to embark on a year long treatment follow-up subjective (patient) data collection for the mobilisations I do.

    I have already undertaken pre and immediate post mobilisation levels of improvement / non-improvement checks (subjective and based on the patients presenting condition) whilst the patient is with me. I now want to move this to a longer term follow up say: 1 month, 4 months and 12 months post treatment. Again it will be subjective but the best I can do I'm afraid.

    As well as subjective levels of possible improvement I am hoping to itemise the type of condition that has improved or not, how many mobilisations occurred for that condition and what additional treatments may or may not have been applied, after a course of mobilisations has been completed, in order to bring resolution where possible.

    I plan to do this follow-up by telephone having first got the patients consent to involve them in this.

    My query is does anyone have a simple and brief questionaire design that could be used for such a data collection and could they let me have a copy?

    Or maybe someone will tell me it's a waste of time and I can go back to enjoying life ;)

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Ian will you have a control group so that you can compair the groups.

    I´m sure that some of the conditions will improve of it´s own accord.

    So although you may see changes with your results over time, to give them significance I would expect you will need a control group.

    You may not be looking to publish, but say 1 group of patients shows improvement, what will you compair the results too ?

    I´m just asking I´m no expert .

    also you may want to look up a pain scale questionaire

    lots offf under this Google search.http://www.google.com/search?q=vas+painscale+questionaire&rls=com.microsoft:sv:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADRA_sv

    and this article may help as well

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  3. Additionally, you need to be more specific and hone your research question, i.e. mobilization of which joint? What are your outcome measures- pain, joint stiffness? etc

    P.S. you'll probably need to pass it across an ethics committee
  4. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Hi Simon / Michael

    Thanks for the help. I did wonder about ethics and may have a chat with the folks at Brighton Uni near me. I did not intend to look at publishing anything simply wanting to gain some idea of long term benefit of those treated. As such I was not anticipating a control group situation. Perhaps I need to rethink.

    Simon, it will probably be pain as an outcome measure with the additional information being of possible interest.

    (not the greatest researcher in the world)

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