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 https://www.cloudywithachanceofpain.com/.  The findings of the study led by Professor
Will Dixon can be found at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-019-0180-3 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