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Karen Taylor

Thesis title

Evaluating primary care and decision-making process for shoulder injuries in New Zealand

Area of study

Health economics

Supervisors

  • Dr Steve Tumilty, CHARR, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Associate Prof Paul Hansen, Department of Economics, University of Otago
  • Prof Dave Baxter,CHARR,  School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago

Collaborators

Department of Economics, University of Otago
Dr Trudy Sullivan, Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, University of Otago
Accident Compensation Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand

Education background

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Acup)
  • PGDipPhty(Acup)
  • DipPhty(Otago)

Publications

  • Johnson, G. M., Little, R., Staufenberg, A., McDonald, A., & Taylor, K. G. M. (2016). How do they feel? Patients' perspectives on draping and dignity in a physiotherapy outpatient setting: A pilot study. Manual Therapy, 26, 192-200.
  • Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., Taylor, K. G. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Does the dose of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture in addition to usual care affect outcomes for adults with chronic low back pain? Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Physical Therapy Reviews, 20(5-6), 275-282.
  • Keith, K. G. M., & Johnson, G. M. (2013). Ultrasound measurement of a single acupuncture point with respect to De Qi: An observational cross sectional study. Medical Acupuncture, 25(2), 149-153.
  • Keith, K. G. M., & Johnson, G. M. (2012). Quantifying needle placement for a specific acupuncture point with respect to de qi. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(2), (pp. 87)
  • Keith, K., & Johnson, G. (2011). Quantifying needle placement for a specific acupuncture point with respect to de qi. Physiotherapy, 97(Suppl. 1), RR-PO-203-3, (pp. eS597-eS598). doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2011.04.002

Platform Presentations

iSams; International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium, Dunedin New Zealand, (Oct 2015) Acupuncture needling: ultrasound study

Why you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

I currently work at the School of Physiotherapy and so it is a natural progression to work with the great staff from a research perspective as well as having them as my colleagues.

Best things so far about your study

Learning new skills and collaborating with colleagues.