Advertisement

Topics

Preventative Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and the Nursing Home Patient

2014-08-27 03:18:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This pilot research study will investigate the possible benefit that elderly nursing home patients may receive from regular Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) care during the winter months. The study is based on the osteopathic philosophies that structure and function are interrelated and that the body has self-healing mechanisms. The body is expected to have optimized ability to heal itself "when all its parts are in place" (AT Still). This study is looking at subject population for whom their ability to take care of themselves is diminished by their underlying diseases. Based on the osteopathic philosophies, optimization of the nursing home patient's physical structure through osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) should enhance their body's homeostatic mechanisms. This study is assessing the validity of these philosophies by looking at the effect of OMT on the global health of these individuals.

Description

This study will randomly assign 36 nursing home patients from two Kirksville nursing homes into three groups of twelve subjects: 1) treatment as usual (TAU) control group; 2) light touch (LT) group, and 3) standard OMT group.

This study will begin with rolling admission of volunteer nursing home patients starting in October 2009. Subjects in the LT and OMT group would receive focused musculoskeletal evaluations twice a month for 5 months (10 visits). The OMT group would also receive an OMT protocol each visit that would specifically address optimization of homeostatic mechanisms - balancing autonomic nervous system and improving lymphatic drainage- along with OMT that would specifically target somatic dysfunction found on that day's evaluation. The LT group subjects would receive a light touch protocol meant to simulate OMT. The TAU group will receive no intervention. The protocol period will end for all subjects by March 2010. All osteopathic examinations, assessments, and treatments will be performed at the participating nursing homes.

Throughout the protocol period, at the end of the winter (March 2010), and three months later (June 2010), retrospective chart reviews will be conducted on all subjects. All cause morbidity and mortality for all subjects will be assessed by monitoring their medications, health history changes, and hospitalizations.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

General Health Status

Intervention

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Light Touch

Location

Twin Pines Adult Care Center
Kirksville
Missouri
United States
63501

Status

Recruiting

Source

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:28-0400

Clinical Trials [1631 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Pregnancy: Physiologic and Clinical Effects

The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent and by what physiological mechanisms Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) affects selected conditions related to pregnancy, labo...

Ultrasound Evaluation of Changes in Diaphragm Induced by Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques

A wide number of osteopathic techniques focusing on diaphragm have been proposed but, although systematically and efficiently used, there is a general lack of evidences able to clarify how...

Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment(OMT)Beneficial for Elderly Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia?

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) were used in the 1800s and 1900s to treat pneumonia before the introduction of antibiotics in the mid-1900s. The purpose of this study is to deter...

Study of the Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Pregnant Women

The purpose of this study is to determine whether osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT): - decreases pain and improves physical functioning in women during the third trimester of ...

The Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on the Golf Swing

The purpose of the study is to investigate if osteopathic manipulative treatment (OTM) improves the golf swing of the participants. Study participants will be randomized into three groups,...

PubMed Articles [40287 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Best uses of osteopathic manipulation.

With the growing number of DOs and the high utilization of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), it is important for all physicians to understand the role OMT can play in the treatment of conditio...

Impact of osteopathic manipulative therapy in patient with deep with colorectal endometriosis: A classification based on symptoms and quality of life.

A prospective study to evaluate the clinical impact of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) on symptoms and quality of life (QOL) of patients with colorectal endometriosis.

Outpatient Satisfaction With Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Hospital Center: A Survey.

Context • Although osteopathy is not yet certified as a health profession in Italy, many people choose osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for pain relief. Nevertheless, no study evaluating pat...

Comparison of mental health treatment status and use of antidepressants in men and women with eating disorders.

Mental health treatment status and antidepressant use were investigated among men and women with an eating disorder (ED) who were interviewed in a general population survey of 3005 adults (aged ≥15...

Perceived Importance of Pursuing Osteopathic Recognition in the Single Accreditation System: A Survey of Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty.

As graduate medical education evolves under the single accreditation system, osteopathic residency programs and consortia strive for sustainable ways to achieve and support the Osteopathic Recognition...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Licensed physicians trained in OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE. An osteopathic physician, also known as D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy), is able to perform surgery and prescribe medications.

The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.

A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)

A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.

More From BioPortfolio on "Preventative Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and the Nursing Home Patient"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topic

Nutrition
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...


Searches Linking to this Trial