Mar 31 / admin

Osteopathy and NHS awareness

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A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Audits has attempted to gauge attitudes, knowledge and opinions on a variety of complementary and alternative medical(CAM) approaches including osteopathy. Staff at St Georges and Kingston Hospitals in London were asked to complete a questionnaire.

Top was acupuncture which scored highly in terms of the percentage rating effectiveness and also in those wishing to undertake training, ( at 71% and 38% respectively) Osteopathy was in third place with  only 55% rating osteopathy as effective and of interest was that reflexology was rated second with 58% regarding it as an effective therapy, in spite of the lack of any substantive evidence base .

The study of course was limited to a relatively small number(n=375) of both doctors and nurses in just two London hospitals.

to be continued……………………………………………………………..

One Comment

  1. Cathy Blackburn / Nov 25 2013

    Wow, surprised to see reflexology at number 2! Begs the question WHY??

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