Currently, the profession is trying to develop a data collection facility to allow patients to contribute anonymised information about their response to osteopathic treatment (http://www.ncor.org.uk/practitioners/patient-reported-outcomes/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-osteopathy/). NCOR will be collecting this information using selected patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and would like to invite your patients to be part of this innovative research project.
NCOR is looking for patient participants to take part in a short interview to help us understand the good things or challenges about using patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) in osteopathy. A PROM is a type of questionnaire; for example it could ask about different things associated with symptoms, or outcome of treatment. We would also like to discuss how patients feel about using different ways to provide this information e.g. completing a paper questionnaire, using the internet, or using a mobile phone app. The study involves patients taking part in a short telephone interview lasting up to half an hour. If you have any patients who you feel might be willing to be interviewed, Carol Fawkes at NCOR would be delighted to hear from them.
Further information and contact details can be found here.
The European Scanning Centre is hosting an education symposium on meeting the challenge of muskelosketal disorders at the European Scanning Centre in Harley Street on 13 March 2014. Please click on the link below for details on how to book your place.