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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158892/correction-to-comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-in-neck-pain-patients-depending-on-the-sex-of-the-chiropractor-a-prospective-outcome-study
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Janine Thöni, Cynthia K Peterson, B Kim Humphreys
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12998-017-0149-8.].
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122252/the-quality-of-life-of-chiropractors-using-promis-results-from-a-practice-based-research-network
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Joel Alcantara, Jeanne Ohm, Junjoe Alcantara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097946/on-site-chiropractic-care-as-an-employee-benefit-a-single-location-case-study
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Salvatore J Minicozzi, Brent S Russell
Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe the role of on-site chiropractic care in one corporate environment. Methods: A part-time chiropractic practice that provides services to a single company on site, 1 day per week, is described. Most care is oriented toward "wellness," is paid for by the employer, and is limited only by the chiropractor's few weekly hours of on-site availability. With approval from the company, the authors conducted an absenteeism analysis after obtaining ethics approval and consent from employee-patients who received care between 2012 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090531/a-survey-of-healthcare-practitioners-on-myofascial-pain-criteria
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Yasmin Nasirzadeh, Sara Ahmed, Sasha Monteiro, Liza Grosman-Rimon, John Srbely, Dinesh Kumbhare
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess agreement on signs and symptoms of myofascial pain for chiropractors, physicians, and registered massage therapists. METHODS: 337 healthcare practitioners participated in the survey. The questionnaire probed clinician agreement with the chosen signs and symptoms using a seven-point agreement scale (1-absolutely agree, 7-absolutely disagree). Agreement was assessed using intraclass correlation within chiropractor, physician, and registered massage therapist groups and across all groups...
November 1, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079254/pediatric-patients-in-swiss-chiropractic-clinics-a-questionnaire-survey
#5
Mette Hobaek Siegenthaler
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate practice characteristics of chiropractors who treat pediatric patients in Swiss chiropractic clinics. METHODS: An online survey questionnaire was created and tested for face and content validity. Participation by Swiss chiropractors was voluntary and anonymous and completed November to December 2015. The data were analyzed using SPSS. The analysis consisted of descriptive statistics. RESULTS: The sample consisted of 144 chiropractors, which represented a 53% response rate, and 98% of the responding practitioners treated patients younger than age 18...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051814/using-4-to-grade-near-normal-muscle-strength-does-not-improve-agreement
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Søren O'Neill, Sofie Louise Thomsen Jaszczak, Anne Katrine Søndergaard Steffensen, Birgit Debrabant
BACKGROUND: Manual assessment of muscle strength is often graded using the ordinal Medical Research Council (MRC) scale. The scale has a number of inherent weaknesses, including poorly defined limits between grades '4' and '5' and very large differences in the span of muscle strength encompassed by each of the six grades. It is not necessarily obvious how to convert a manual muscle test finding into an MRC grade. Several modifications which include intermediate grades have been suggested to improve the MRC scale and the current study examines whether agreement improves and variation in ratings decrease, with an intermediate grade between '4' and '5', in circumstances where such a grade would seem appropriate...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038870/chiropractic-care-and-risk-for-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-population-based-self-controlled-case-series-study
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Cesar A Hincapié, George A Tomlinson, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Alejandro R Jadad, J David Cassidy
PURPOSE: Chiropractic care is popular for low back pain, but may increase the risk for acute lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Low back pain is a common early (prodromal) symptom of LDH and commonly precedes LDH diagnosis. Our objective was to investigate the association between chiropractic care and acute LDH with early surgical intervention, and contrast this with the association between primary care physician (PCP) care and acute LDH with early surgery. METHODS: Using a self-controlled case series design and population-based healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada, we investigated all adults with acute LDH requiring emergency department (ED) visit and early surgical intervention from April 1994 to December 2004...
October 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973068/clinician-level-predictors-for-ordering-low-value-imaging
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Arthur S Hong, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Fang Zhang, J Frank Wharam
Importance: Clinicians who order unnecessary radiographic imaging may cause financial harm to patients who have increasing levels of cost sharing. Clinician predictors of low-value imaging are largely unknown. Objective: To characterize clinician predictors of low-value imaging for acute uncomplicated back pain and headache, including clinicians who saw both conditions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multivariate logistic regression modeling of imaging rates after acute uncomplicated back pain and headache visits as indicated by January 2010 to December 2014 commercial insurance claims and demographic data from a large US health insurer...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967838/review-statutory-regulation-of-invasive-complementary-therapies-such-as-hijama-and-acupuncture-is-the-only-effective-way-of-ensuring-both-patient-safety-and-good-practice
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John F Mayberry
The development of statutory regulation of healthcare professionals first emerged in the 15th century in the UK. However, it was not until the 20th century that statutory regulation of complementary therapies emerged with the Osteopath and Chiropractors Acts. However, during that period, acupuncture failed to gain statutory regulation but was rather subject to the equivalent of trading standards. This review explores the background to this failure and the present need for statutory regulation. It draws comparisons with the need for regulation of hijama, another invasive therapy, for which there is at present no regulation...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965091/a-cross-sectional-examination-of-the-profile-of-chiropractors-recruited-to-the-australian-chiropractic-research-network-acorn-a-sustainable-resource-for-future-chiropractic-research
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Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng, Amie Steel, Romy Lauche, Craig Moore, Lyndon Amorin-Woods, David Sibbritt
OBJECTIVES: The Australian Chiropractic Research Network (ACORN) practice-based research network (PBRN) cohort was established to provide sustainable infrastructure necessary to address lack of rigorous investigation and to bridge the research-practice gap focused on chiropractic care for future years. This paper presents the profile of chiropractors recruited to the ACORN PBRN, a nationally representative sample of chiropractors working in Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a cohort study of chiropractors in Australia...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932388/appeal-to-fear-in-health-care-appropriate-or-inappropriate
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J Keith Simpson
AIM: This paper examines appeal to fear in general: its perceived positive aspects, its negative characteristics, its appropriate as well as its fallacious use. BACKGROUND: Appeal to fear is a commonly used marketing method that attempts to change behaviour by creating anxiety in those receiving a fearful message. It is regularly used in public health initiatives such as anti-smoking, anti-drunk driving campaigns as well as in hypertension awareness campaigns. Some chiropractors appear to use appeal to fear to promote subluxation awareness and thereby encourage the use of chiropractic treatment...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924697/chiropractic-spinal-manipulation-and-the-risk-for-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-belief-elicitation-study
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Cesar A Hincapié, J David Cassidy, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Alejandro R Jadad, George A Tomlinson
PURPOSE: Chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) is common for back pain and has been reported to increase the risk for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but there is no high quality evidence about this. In the absence of good evidence, clinicians can have knowledge and beliefs about the risk. Our purpose was to determine clinicians' beliefs regarding the risk for acute LDH associated with chiropractic SMT. METHODS: Using a belief elicitation design, 47 clinicians (16 chiropractors, 15 family physicians and 16 spine surgeons) that treat patients with back pain from primary and tertiary care practices were interviewed...
September 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871611/long-term-trajectories-of-patients-with-neck-pain-and-low-back-pain-presenting-to-chiropractic-care-a-latent-class-growth-analysis
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L Ailliet, S M Rubinstein, T Hoekstra, M W van Tulder, H C W de Vet
BACKGROUND: Information on the course of neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) typically relies on data collected at few time intervals during a period of up to 1 year. METHODS: In this prospective, multicentre practice-based cohort study, patients consulting a chiropractor responded weekly for 52 weeks to text messages on their cell phones. Data from 448 patients (153 NP, 295 LBP) who had returned at least one set of answers in the first 26 weeks were used...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870281/workplace-injuries-in-the-australian-allied-health-workforce
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Sarah Anderson, Rwth Stuckey, Lauren V Fortington, Jodi Oakman
Objective This study aims to identify the number, costs and reported injury mechanisms of serious injury claims for allied health professionals.Methods Using Australian Workers' Compensation injury data, the number, mechanism, and costs of injury claims were calculated for eight groups of allied health professions (chiropractors and osteopaths, speech pathologists and audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, podiatrists, social workers and prosthetists/orthotists) between the 2000-01 and 2013-14 financial years...
September 5, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868195/spontaneous-resolved-cervical-spine-epidural-hematoma-a-case-report
#15
Arash Fattahi, Morteza Taheri
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine epidural hematomas (CSEH) are rare, and surgical intervention is typically required. Here, we present the rare case of a CSEH resulting from chiropractic manipulation successfully treated conservatively. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female with cervical myelopathy presented with a mild quadriparesis following manipulation by a chiropractor. Although magnetic resonance (MR) documented a CSEH, the lesion was treated nonsurgically as the patient refused operative intervention...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843874/alternative-futures-fields-boundaries-and-divergent-professionalisation-strategies-within-the-chiropractic-profession
#16
Caragh Brosnan
Sociological studies of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) occupations have documented the professionalisation strategies these groups use to establish boundaries between themselves and their competitors, including seeking educational accreditation and statutory regulation/licensure. Chiropractic has been particularly successful at professionalising and in Australia and the UK it is taught within public universities. Recent events have threatened chiropractic's university foothold, however, showing that professionalisation needs to be understood as an ongoing process of negotiation...
October 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804617/-typical-chiropractic-patients-can-they-be-described-in-terms-of-recovery-patterns
#17
Iben Axén, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
BACKGROUND: Chiropractors expect the typical patient to recover fully or to improve quickly with treatment if relapses occur. However, a mismatch between expectations and outcome would have a negative effect on both the chiropractors' professional self-esteem and patients' satisfaction with care. The prevalence of three types of recovery patterns among patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP) was calculated: 1: A full sustained recovery. 2: Initial recovery, but with one or several relapses followed by a period of recovery...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801412/health-practitioners-perceptions-of-adopting-clinical-prediction-rules-in-the-management-of-musculoskeletal-pain-a-qualitative-study-in-australia
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Joan Kelly, Michele Sterling, Trudy Rebbeck, Aila Nica Bandong, Andrew Leaver, Martin Mackey, Carrie Ritchie
OBJECTIVES: To investigate health practitioners' understanding and practice behaviours with regards to clinical prediction rules (CPRs) and explore their perceptions of adopting a new whiplash CPR. DESIGN: Qualitative study using six semistructured focus groups. SETTING: Primary and secondary care in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Physiotherapists (n=19), chiropractors (n=6) and osteopaths (n=3) were purposively sampled to include health practitioners who provide routine treatment to people with whiplash-associated disorders...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740443/approaches-to-teach-evidence-based-practice-among-health-professionals-an-overview-of-the-existing-evidence
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Athina E Patelarou, Konstantinos G Kyriakoulis, Aliki A Stamou, Aggelos Laliotis, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Michail Matalliotakis, Emmanuel Prokopakis, Evridiki Patelarou
Health care professionals' adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) remains limited, although most health care professionals are familiar with EBP and believe in its value. This systematic review aimed to bring together the best methods used to teach EBP to health professionals. The authors conducted a systematic search for the period 2005-2015 (an update of the search took place in October 2016) using PubMed interface (Medline). MeSH terms as well as free-text keywords were used. Studies were analyzed and evaluated by title and abstract...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733300/exploring-the-relationship-between-frequent-internet-use-and-health-and-social-care-resource-use-in-a-community-based-cohort-of-older-adults-an-observational-study-in-primary-care
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Caroline S Clarke, Jeff Round, Stephen Morris, Kalpa Kharicha, John Ford, Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Kate Walters
OBJECTIVES: Given many countries' ageing populations, policymakers must consider how to mitigate or reduce health problems associated with old age, within budgetary constraints. Evidence of use of digital technology in delaying the onset of illness and reducing healthcare service use is mixed, with no clear consensus as yet. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between frequent internet use and patterns of health or social care resource use in primary care attendees who took part in a study seeking to improve the health of older adults...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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