148731 Evidence Based, Efficient Tool to Deliver Overall Wellness Visits in a Private Office

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM

Gerald L. Stevens, DC , MS, MPH , New York Chiropractic College, Depew, NY
Objective: 1) Develop an evidence based, efficient method to deliver overall wellness in an office setting. 2) Test the tool in a private office setting to determine overall usefulness. Methods: A health and wellness task force was appointed by administration whose members had various abilities to formulate a tool to promote and influence overall wellness to patients. Public health issues were divided amongst members and they were assigned to find free evidence-based websites/resources. The doctor could efficiently use a checklist and associated websites to help educate patients to address their health issues. Results: After input from various staff members a one-page checklist with evidence based free websites was formulated. The next stage of this study is to test this tool in a private office setting and obtain feedback via a survey. Conclusion: To be determined when data analysis is complete.

Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participants in this session will learn the following: 1) A practical, efficient method to deliver a thorough wellness visit. 2) Evidence based wellness resources that can be used in a typical patient visit.

Keywords: Chiropractic, Wellness

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No
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I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.