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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 May;21(2):131-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.01.003. Epub 2015 Feb 7.

The use of validated outcome measures in the chiropractic care of pregnant patients: A systematic review of the literature.

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1
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, 327 N Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063, USA; Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, USA; Alcantara Chiropractic - USA, 6017 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123, USA. Electronic address: research@icpa4kids.com.
2
Alcantara Chiropractic - Canada, 12-3735 Rundlehorn Drive NE, Calgary, AB T1Y-2K1, Canada.
3
Alcantara Chiropractic - Philippines, Suite 1706, Medical Plaza Makati Bldg, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Healthcare systems recognize the need to incorporate patient-reported outcomes as part of their clinical and research measures. We performed this review on the use of validated outcome measures in the chiropractic care of pregnant patients.

METHODS:

Pubmed, CINAHL, Medline, Index to Chiropractic Literature and MANTIS were searched for (1) primary investigation reports (i.e., case reports, case series, case control, randomized controlled trials and survey or surveillance studies) published in English; (2) involving the care of pregnant patient(s) and (3) utilizing a valid outcome measure.

RESULTS:

Our review found 8 articles using the Patient's Global Impression of Change, the NRS, the Oswestry, Bournemouth, Fear Avoidance Belief and Quebec Disability questionnaires, PROMIS-29 and the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile.

CONCLUSION:

Despite their heterogeneity and inconsistency of use in the studies reviewed, our findings demonstrate some measure of effectiveness in the chiropractic care of pregnant patients.

KEYWORDS:

Chiropractic; Patient reported outcomes; Pregnancy

PMID:
25735593
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.01.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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