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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 2016,14 Feb 2017

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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, 2016 through February 14, 2017. ACT 1 is a randomized controlled trial of chiropractic for low back pain with a nested smoking cessation component in 750 active duty military personnel. During this reporting period the study Completed long-term follow up assessments,closed study sites published the protocol manuscript. ACT 2 is a randomized controlled trial of response and reaction times in Special Operations Forces at Ft. Campbell, KY We completed recruitment at 100 N120120 completed data collection and closed study sites. ACT 3 is a randomized controlled trial of strength, balance, and re-injury comparing standard care with standard care plus chiropractic treatment We launched study at Naval Hospital Pensacola recruited 13110 targets contracted a new study provider in the wake of the passing away of the original chiropractic doctor in October Awaiting final site approvals for new study chiropractor in order to reinstate recruitment activities for ACT 3.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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