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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 2017,14 Feb 2018

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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, 2017 through February 14,2018. 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. Study is complete and sites are closed. During this reporting period the study Published primary results manuscript in print, drafted secondary outcomes manuscripts. ACT 2 is a randomized controlled trial of response and reaction times in Special Operations Forces at Ft. Campbell, KY. The study is complete and sites are closed. We published the protocol manuscript and primary results paper is in draft. ACT 3 is a randomized controlled trial of strength, balance, and re-injury comparing standard care with standard care plus chiropractic treatment. During this study period we have recruited 54110 targets and drafted protocol manuscript.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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