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The role of the osteopath and naturopath in preventive health behaviours in the community: an explanatory sequential mixed methods study

Project Member(s): Steel, A., Adams, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Osteopathy Australia
Osteopathy Australia
Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

Start year: 2022

Summary: This study will investigate the preventive health experience and engagement of naturopaths, osteopaths and their patients. The design - employing explanatory mixed methodology - has 3 stages. (1) CROSS-SECTIONAL ONLINE SURVEY examining approaches to supporting patient preventive health behaviours; (2) CROSS-SECTIONAL ONLINE SURVEY to examine patient experience of CM clinical encounters related to preventive health behaviour; (3)ONLINE FOCUS GROUPS(FGs) will purposively sample respondents from respondents to Stages 1 and 2 to share their explanations and understanding of the patterns and trends arising from the survey data.

FOR Codes: Public health, Community health care