Patricia Paccagnan

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OBJECTIVES Acupuncture is commonly used to treat low-back pain (LBP) and clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy. However, less is known about how the utilization of acupuncture impacts public health service utilization in the real world. This study investigates the association between acupuncture utilization for LBP and health care utilization by(More)
Purpose 1) To pilot the LEAP Project (http://www.leapproject. com), an online spirituality based depression intervention for young people aged 13-24. 2) To estimate the impact of the intervention on depression severity. Methods This pilot study used a parallel-group randomized controlled assessor-blinded trial design. A total of 46 individuals aged 13-24(More)
Purpose It is a challenge to recruit young individuals with mental health problems to a clinical trial. Here we describe the recruitment efforts and resulting enrollment for recruiting depressed adolescents to a community based clinical trial that piloted an 8-week, online, spirituality-based intervention Methods This trial aimed to recruit adolescents(More)
BACKGROUND Depression in adolescents and young adults is a major mental health condition that requires attention. Research suggests that approaches that include spiritual concepts and are delivered through an online platform are a potentially beneficial approach to treating/managing depression in this population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate(More)
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