How the weather affects pain in patients

Many of us have seen patients who report their pain is
affected by the weather.  A large study
involving citizen scientists has collected data from 2658 patients over a 15
month period.  Data were collected about
how pain symptoms varied during different weather conditions.  More information about the study can be found
at  The findings of the study led by Professor
Will Dixon can be found at Read more

Shared decision-making by osteopathic students

This study by staff and students at the European School of Osteopathy explored how decision-making is shared by patients and osteopathy students. Shared decision-making is associated with increased patient engagement, and improved satisfaction. The researchers used a validated scale to assess the extent that osteopathy students involved patients in decision-making, transcribing 35.5 hours of data from 30 patient-student encounters. Read more