Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 16343
  Title Spinal palpatory diagnostic procedures utilized by practitioners of spinal manipulation: Annotated bibliography of content validity and reliability studies [review]
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2003 Jun;47(2):93-109
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Review
Abstract/Notes The diagnosis of spinal neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction is a pre-requisite for application of spinal manual therapy. Different disciplines rely on palpatory procedures to establish this diagnosis and design treatment plans. Over the past 30 years, the osteopathic, chiropractic, physical therapy and allopathic professions have investigated the validity and reliability of spinal palpatory procedures. We explored the literature from all four disciplines looking for scientific papers studying the content validity and reliability of spinal palpatory procedures. Thirteen databases were searched for relevant papers between January 1966 and October 2001. An annotated bibliography of these articles is presented and organized by the type of test used.

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