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dc.contributor.convenorGillian Buckleyen_AU
dc.contributor.authorRoser, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorTuttle, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:58Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-22T06:50:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38128
dc.description.abstractIn the clinical setting, reliable information about the characteristics of lymphoedematous tissue is required for diagnostic classification and treatment monitoring. Currently there is no universally standardised or accessible clinical method for measuring lymphoedematous tissue changes, so a combination of instrumented or observational measures (including volumetric, tissue compliance, fluid dynamics and fibrosis measures) and manual assessment (palpation) are usually adopted. Palpation has long been an important element of gaining information about the presence or extent of skin and soft tissue changes in lymphoedema. However, little is known about how the therapist gathers and interprets the information from their palpation. The aims of this study are to gain an understanding of: (1) the techniques therapists use to palpate lymphoedematous tissue; and (2) how the therapists perceive and interpret their palpation findings. Preliminary observations indicate that experienced therapists vary their palpation for different patient characteristics and filter the information perceived during manual assessment to derive their interpretation of soft tissue characteristics. The process appears to be automatic, and therapists have difficulty verbalising responses to questions regarding the practical techniques that guide decision making during palpation assessment. Qualitative data from semi-structured interviews conducted with physiotherapists experienced in manual assessment of lymphoedema will be presented in relation to the study aims. Information from this study will contribute to knowledge in the field of manual palpation examination which may aid in further development of diagnostic tools and methods.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralasian Lymphology Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://lymphology.asn.au/new/index.phpen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://lymphology.asn.au/new/documents/SE-08_Roser.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename8th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference (ALA2010)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle8th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference (ALA2010). Reflections of the Past, Inspirations for the Futureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-05-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-05-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourneen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110499en_US
dc.titleCharacterising Therapist Perception of Tissue Response during Soft Tissue Palpation of Lymphoedemaen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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