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A sociodemographic study of the patients attending the Victoria University student osteopathic clinic

Woollett, Emily (2003) A sociodemographic study of the patients attending the Victoria University student osteopathic clinic. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

There has been much research into equality on the grounds of socio-economic status (SES), as well as into the socio-demographics of people who attend complimentary healthcare practitioners. The purpose of this study is to examine the socio-economic status and demographic profiles of the patients attending the Victoria University Student Osteopathic Medicine Clinic. Data was collected from the files held at the Victoria University Student Clinic, specifically the patient's age, sex, occupation and postcode. Postcodes are given an index of socio-economic status, which was compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics according to census data. The study found that more females than males attend the clinic, that patients are generally of a higher level of SES and are frequently students or office workers. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteopathy Masters Project, osteopathy, student clinic, patient socio-economic status, patient demographics
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tracey Prelec
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2008 23:46
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/935
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