Journal of Allied Health

Quarterly journal publishing scholary articles on theory, practice, and other aspects of general health industry.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring

An Introduction to the Intentional Use of Hope
Hope, as a health-promoting force, is introduced and distinguished from related concepts to make clear the power of hope. The role of hope in healing and adjustment is explored, and hope-enhancing sources and strategies are described. Suggestions are...
Eight Critical Skill Sets Required for Manual Therapy Competency: A Delphi Study and Factor Analysis of Physical Therapy Educators of Manual Therapy
Erudition of clinical "skills" used by manually trained physical therapists involves the complex domain of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor concepts. The purpose of the study was to obtain consensus among manual therapy educators regarding stand-alone...
Factors Affecting Curriculum Content and the Integration of Evidence-Based Practice in Entry-Level Physiotherapy Programs
Decisions about auricular content in entry-level health professional programs are influenced by a variety of external and internal factors. However, little is known about how lecturers make decisions about the curricular content to be included or excluded...
Gender Differences in Oral Health Knowledge and Behavior of the Health Science College Students in Kuwait
Dental caries and periodontal diseases have been declining in most industrialized countries, but this positive trend has not been seen in the Middle East. This study aimed to determine oral health knowledge and behavior of the students at the Health...
Guiding Principles in a Merger of Allied Health and Nursing Schools
Mergers have long been a reality in higher education during periods of financial challenge. More recently, academic mergers have evolved to become a strategy for achieving academic excellence, broadening institutional vision, and solidifying the competitive...
Past Experiences of the Clinical Instructor and Current Attitudes toward Evaluation of Students
The purpose of this study was to determine whether clinical instructors' past experiences as radiation therapy students impact how they currently evaluate students in the clinical setting. Two survey instruments were mailed to a random sample of 400...
Protecting Consumers in the Wake of the U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 has given allied health professionals the responsibility of assisting consumers with the use of dietary supplements. Problematic dietary supplements have been marketed and consumed, often for many...
The Future of Health Care in the United States
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is involved in health care in various ways that include (1) providing services to veterans, (2) paying for care received by Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, (3) assuring quality through regulatory activity, (4) financing the...
The Internationalization of the Journal
AS MANY OF YOU might have read in the January issue of ASAHP Update, the web version of the Journal, made available through Ingenta, has received considerable attention. In the past year, there have been nearly 3,200 full-text downloads and almost 23,000...
Use of a Modified Journal Club and Letters to Editors to Teach Critical Appraisal Skills
The objective of this study was to report the use of a journal club and letter to the editor writing project to teach critical appraisal skills to health sciences students. Data were collected from 22 consecutive classes (n = 907 students) between 1997...