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Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel

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Technical Report,15 Feb 2015,14 May 2016

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The RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States

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This study is comprised of three trials, referred to as the Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment ACT. The following accomplishments have been made in each study during the reporting period of February 15, 2015 through February 14,2016. ACT 1 is a randomized controlled trial of chiropractic for low back pain with a nested smoking cessation component in active duty military personnel. During this reporting period the study Completed 100 N750 of ACT 1 trial recruitment Long-term follow up assessments underway. ACT 2 is a randomized controlled trial of response and reaction times in Special Operations Forces at Ft. Campbell, KY Expanded Special Operation Forces recruitment Achieved 75 N89120 of recruitment goal. ACT 3 is a randomized controlled trial of strength, balance, and re-injury comparing standard care with standard care plus chiropractic treatment Secured full command support for military study moving forward at Naval Hospital Pensacola finalized addition of ACT 3 to the Cooperative Research and Development AgreementCRADA and pending final approval of Data Sharing Agreement DSA will launch study.

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