Join the survey on osteopathic care research!
Osteopaths and patients in the UK and Europe are invited to take part in a significant survey shaping future osteopathic care research
Osteopaths and their patients in the UK and Europe are invited to participate in a groundbreaking survey that aims to shape the future of research in osteopathic care. The University College of Osteopathy (UCO), in collaboration with Osteopathy Europe, the Swiss Federation of Osteopaths, NCOR, and COME are conducting the PROCare survey to better understand the perspectives and priorities of both practitioners and the public.
Dr Paul Vaucher, an esteemed osteopath researcher and former Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, leads the charge in this research endeavour. The survey questionnaire has been meticulously developed in partnership with practitioners and patients, ensuring it covers a wide range of topics essential to the osteopathic profession. Furthermore, the survey has undergone rigorous testing and improvement processes, including input from an oversight committee, patients, and researchers. Importantly, the survey has received ethical approval from a recognised Research Ethical Committee in the UK (UCO REC 05/07/2023).
‘Participating in this survey offers osteopaths a unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing conversation about research priorities in osteopathic care.’
Why your participation matters
Participating in this survey offers osteopaths a unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing conversation about research priorities in osteopathic care. Your insights on the core topics and issues within the profession will be invaluable in shaping future research agendas. By sharing your views, you are helping the osteopathic community understand and develop care in line with your priorities and influencing funding organisations, institutions, and researchers to align their research efforts with the needs of stakeholders.
The survey is designed to be user-friendly and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. It comprises 25 closed questions, mostly centred around rating your interest in various research domains and topics. The survey is also entirely anonymous, with no collection of IP addresses or any other personal information. All data collected will be strictly used for research purposes. The information will be instrumental in categorising and understanding research priorities across various populations, including the general public, practitioners, educators, researchers, and policymakers.
Ready to contribute your insights to the future of osteopathic care research? Access the survey directly here: survey link.
Your participation is crucial in shaping the future of osteopathic care research. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard and make a meaningful impact on the profession.