Walker et al selected 183 adults with back or neck pain in Perth, Australia. Then, in twelve (12) chiropractic offices, patients received typical chiropractic care (92 patients) or a fake chiropractic treatment (91 patients). Each patient was followed across two (2) office visits.
After the randomized trial, each patient was evaluated with a battery of paper forms, including the “Numerical Rating Scale, Functional Rating Index, Neck Disability Index, Minimum Acceptable Outcome Questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index,” and asked their overall evaluation of the treatment.
References, Additional Reading
- See also Feise, Ronald J, and J Michael Menke. “Functional rating index: a new valid and reliable instrument to measure the magnitude of clinical change in spinal conditions.” Spine 26.1 (2001): 78-87.
- See Study protocol: Walker Bruce, Losco Barrett, Clarke Brenton, Hebert Jeff, French Simon, Stomski Norman. Outcomes of usual chiropractic, harm & efficacy, the ouch study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials. 2011;12:235+.
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