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Patient perception of osteopathic manipulative treatment in a hospitalized setting: a survey-based study.
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008 Nov; 108(11):665-8.JA

Abstract

CONTEXT

Although many studies on the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) have been published, few examine its role in treating hospitalized patients.

OBJECTIVE

To determine patient perception of receiving OMT while hospitalized.

METHODS

Patients were referred to receive OMT through a consultation service and were separated into four groups: medical, musculoskeletal, obstetric, or postsurgical. The same osteopathic physician treated each patient and used various OMT techniques as needed. High-velocity, low-amplitude was not used. Patient perceptions were assessed 24 hours after treatment using a 10-question survey. Main outcome measures included pain, need for pain medication, anxiety about hospitalization, and overall comfort level.

RESULTS

Of the 195 hospitalized patients who received OMT, 160 (82%) returned the survey. Of these patients, 43% reported a decreased need for pain medication, 74% indicated a decrease in pain, 90% had reduced anxiety, and 98% reported that OMT improved their overall comfort level. In addition, 94% of patients felt OMT was helpful for their recovery, and 98% would recommend OMT for other hospitalized patients.

CONCLUSION

Osteopathic manipulative treatment may be of tremendous benefit to hospitalized patients, regardless of their diagnoses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, PO Box 91, Biddeford Pool, ME 04006-0091, USA. mpomykala@mail.une.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19011230

Citation

Pomykala, Matthew, et al. "Patient Perception of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Hospitalized Setting: a Survey-based Study." The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, vol. 108, no. 11, 2008, pp. 665-8.
Pomykala M, McElhinney B, Beck BL, et al. Patient perception of osteopathic manipulative treatment in a hospitalized setting: a survey-based study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008;108(11):665-8.
Pomykala, M., McElhinney, B., Beck, B. L., & Carreiro, J. E. (2008). Patient perception of osteopathic manipulative treatment in a hospitalized setting: a survey-based study. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 108(11), 665-8.
Pomykala M, et al. Patient Perception of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Hospitalized Setting: a Survey-based Study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008;108(11):665-8. PubMed PMID: 19011230.
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