215547 Are patients receiving health promotion advice in the teaching clinic setting? An assessment of one teaching clinic

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 9:06 AM - 9:24 AM

Marion Willard Evans, DC, PhD, CHES , Director of Research, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX
Harrison T. Ndetan, MSc, MPH, DrPH , Research, Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX
Greg Page, DC , Associate Dean of Clinics, Parker College Wellness Clinics, Dallas, TX
Daniel Martinez, MA, DC , Parker College Research Institute, Dallas, TX
Patricia Brandon, DC , Parker College Research Institute, Dallas, TX
Dwain Daniel, DC , Parker College Research Institute, Dallas, TX
New Chiropractic Council on Education standards require health promotion and wellness measures be taught in chiropractic colleges and demonstrated in the clinical setting. This project is assessing patient-reported levels of engagement by interns and staff doctors in one teaching clinic. A survey was designed to be administered to patients while visiting the clinic. College IRB approved the study and it was made available in English and Spanish. A pre/post assessment was made regarding intern/staff doctor advising on smoking, healthy weight, physical activity, stress management, sleep patterns and diet. Provision of information, goal setting with the clinicians was also assessed and collection of data was separated by implementation of new wellness and health promotion education modules. The results are reported including frequencies and significance testing based on inferential statistics as well as a brief description of the educational modules. (Pre-data collection performed week of January 18 and post to be collected in May of 2010.)

Learning Areas:
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
The participant will be able to describe the results of one teaching clinic regarding the delivery of health promotion and wellness advice to their patients

Keywords: Chiropractic, Clinical Prevention Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an APHA member and the PI for the project
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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.