Selecting an appropriate placebo for a trial of spinal manipulative therapy.

@article{Hancock2006SelectingAA,
  title={Selecting an appropriate placebo for a trial of spinal manipulative therapy.},
  author={M J Hancock and Christopher G. Maher and Joyce G. Latimer and James H. McAuley},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={
          135-8
        }
}
Selecting an appropriate control group or placebo for randomised controlled trials of spinal manipulative therapy is essential to the final interpretation and usefulness of these studies. Prior to starting a randomised controlled trial of spinal manipulative therapy for acute low back pain we wanted to ensure that the placebo selected would be considered appropriate by experts in the field thereby making the results more likely to be accepted and more likely to influence clinical practice. We… CONTINUE READING
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