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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Best Approach to Care Compared to Diversified Chiropractic Adjustive Technique

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00163124
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2005
Information provided by:
Parker College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
There are a variety of treatment approaches used by the chiropractic profession. Some of these require forceful joint manipulation and some do not. This study is designed to compare outcomes of two such techniques that are common to chiropractic practice. The hypothesis is that there is no difference between forceful and non-forceful approaches to treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Headache Shoulder Pain Procedure: spinal manipulation & patient education/nutrition Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The comparison will permit a one month treatment period for both techniques and a three week follow-up. Patients will be assessed at baseline (intake), and at specified intervals and at three weeks following the termination of care.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 155 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Best Approach to Care Compared to Diversified Adjustive Technique
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chiropractic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain Disability Index (PDI)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck Depression Inventory
  2. Patient Expectation
  3. Evaluation of Clinic Services

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

chronic musculoskeletal pain ability to communicate in English

Exclusion Criteria:

pregnancy contraindications to manipulation pending litigation chiropractic care within the last month

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00163124

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United States, Texas
Parker College of Chiropractic
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Parker College of Chiropractic
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Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, PhD DC Parker College of Chiropractic
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00163124    
Other Study ID Numbers: PCC2005-003
First Posted: September 13, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Parker College of Chiropractic:
spinal manipulation
low back pain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shoulder Pain
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases