Effects of osteopathic treatment on people with psoriatic arthritis: a pilot study

Wall, Rebecca, Ryan, Edwina and Kiatos, Jim (2004) Effects of osteopathic treatment on people with psoriatic arthritis: a pilot study. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.


Background and objectives: People with psoriatic arthritis seek complementary medical treatment, such as osteopathy, as a sole form of treatment, or as a complement to conventional treatment. The aim of this case series design was to determine the effects of osteopathic treatment on the symptoms, and health related quality of life (HRQOL) in people with psoriatic arthritis. The results demonstrate that osteopathic treatments are capable of producing symptomatic relief and improvements in HRQOL. The limited number of participants in the study limits generalization of the findings, but gives impetus to further research in this area. This minor thesis was written by post-graduate students as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

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Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/729
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords Psoriatic arthritis, osteopathic medicine, manual therapy, spondyloarthropathy, health related quality of life, Osteopathy Masters Projects
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