Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel
Annual rept. 15 Feb 2013-14 Feb 2014
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This study is comprised of three trials, referred to as the Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment ACT. The most significant work during the last reporting period has occurred in the first study, referred to as ACT 1 which 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 ACT 1 met 46 of its recruiting target. For the second study, referred to as ACT 2 which is a randomized controlled trial of response and reaction times in Special Operations Forces, the pilot feasibility testing in civilian population has been completed and a study redesign has passed through IRB approvals after redesign to include a waitlist control group. For the third study, referred to as ACT 3 which is a randomized controlled trial of strength, balance, and re-injury comparing standard care with standard care plus chiropractic treatment, final IRB approvals have been received and this study is going into pilot testing phase after a redesign which removed the sham treatment.
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