Validation of Placebo in a Manual Therapy Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Validation of Placebo in a Manual Therapy Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Aleksander Chaibi and Jūratė {\vS}altytė Benth and Michael Bj\orn Russell},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
At present, no consensus exists among clinical and academic experts regarding an appropriate placebo for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). Therefore, we investigated whether it was possible to conduct a chiropractic manual-therapy RCT with placebo. Seventy migraineurs were randomized to a single-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial that consisted of 12 treatment sessions over 3 months. The participants were randomized to chiropractic SMT or placebo… CONTINUE READING
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