Chiropractic
Research Priorities of the Canadian Chiropractic Profession
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:35 AM

It is widely known that research funds are limited.  A healthcare profession that supports research activity should establish research priority areas.  Canadian chiropractic organizations have established such priorities.  This study's objective was to identify research priority areas for the Canadian chiropractic profession, and for stakeholders in the chiropractic profession to rank these in order of importance.

Researchers conducted a modified Delphi consensus study between August 2015 and May 2017 to determine the views of Canadian chiropractic organizations (e.g. Canadian Chiropractic Association; provincial associations) and stakeholder groups (e.g. chiropractic educational institutions; researchers). 

Participants completed three online Delphi survey rounds. In Round 1, participants suggested research areas within four broad research themes:

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Substantial Utilization of Chiropractic Among U.S. Adults Yields Positive Outcomes
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Thursday, February 01, 2018 09:51 AM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a leading voice in the chiropractic profession, points to an analysis of a national survey recently published in the journal, SPINE. This analysis examines the prevalence, patterns and predictors of chiropractic utilization in the U.S. general population, and reports a substantial proportion of U.S. adults utilized chiropractic services with positive outcomes for overall well-being and/or specific health problems.

Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, F4CP, says, “This is further validation of the growing utilization of chiropractic care nationwide, and reaffirms our commitment to providing Americans with drug-free pain management options. Chiropractic care provides a safe, first-line approach to manage spine and joint-related pain before opioids.”

Based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the principal and reliable source of comprehensive health care, the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of chiropractic use were 24.0 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

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A Survey of the Scope of Chiropractic Practice in South Africa: 2015
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Monday, January 15, 2018 08:47 AM

The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics specific to the chiropractic profession in South Africa and compare them with those of other countries where similar surveys have been conducted.  Compared with similar survey analyses from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States,  findings showed overlap, but some characteristics were unique to the chiropractic profession in South Africa.

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The Invention of Prevention
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Sunday, January 14, 2018 01:37 PM

Concern has mounted for 40 years over the inexorable rise of U.S. health care costs despite mediocre health outcomes compared to other advanced countries. Particularly since 2000, healthcare movers and shakers have convinced Americans that the solution is prevention -- if the health care system focuses on maintaining consumers' health, then they will avoid illnesses that require expensive treatments, and costs will decline. In this way, we will finally "bend the cost curve." After all, who wants a “sickness system"?

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Wellness IS Prevention
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Monday, January 08, 2018 03:13 PM

What people mean by “wellness” is primary prevention. Overlooking, ignoring, or curtailing any of the components of individual or public health is not conducive to wellness or prevention.

For the individual this means maintaining the normal function of the body through:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biochemistry
  • Hygiene
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