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Evidence-Based Chiropractic Practice

Author(s): Michael T. Haneline, DC, MPH, Professor, Head of Chiropractic, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ISBN-13: 9780763735715
  • ISBN-10:076373571X
  • Paperback    453 pages      © 2007
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From the review in Clinical Chiropractic:

"Dr. Michael Haneline, DC, MPH, has written a spectacular text tackling evidence-based practice and applying it directly to chiropractic....This text not only creates confidence in the reader after exploring a difficult and often frustrating topic, but it does so with ease. I recommend this text to both students and seasoned practitioners."
                                                                                                                                                 ~ Robert Rodine
                                                                                                                               Division of Graduate Education and Research Programs
                                                                                                                                                     Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
From the review in Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Assocation:

"If not already shelved for utilization, Evidence-Based Chiropractic Practice
 is must-have for any practitioner’s reference library."
Cara L. Borggren, BS, DC
                                                                                                                                                                    Chiropractic Clinical Resident
                                                                                                                                                     Northwestern Health Sciences University
                                                                                                                                                                             College of Chiropractic

Evidence-based chiropractic (EBC) is a process of actively seeking support for and improvement of clinical practice through the integration of the best available research evidence, combined with the practitioner’s clinical expertise and the patient’s values. Research evidence does not supersede clinical decision making in EBC, rather it enhances the knowledge and skills of the practitioner to produce better patient care.

Evidence-Based Chiropractic Practice offers valuable information to help healthcare practitioners and students care for their patients as effectively and efficiently as possible. This essential book informs readers about the procedures involved in the practice of evidence-based chiropractic care, and provides background information that is necessary for obtaining and interpreting chiropractic evidence, as well as practical examples to assist with implementation. The book also offers important information on understanding the content of research articles, including the basics of research design and biostatics--information that is vital to rendering optimal patient care.

Foreword by Dr. John J. Triano. To read, please click here.

Features & Benefits

Contains useful tools such as checklists, questionnaires and forms that are needed to fully implement evidence-based chiropractic practice.

Includes examples and key terms.

Material is presented in a logical sequence, eliminating confusion and making the information easy to grasp.  

Part I Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 1 – Introduction

What is Evidence-Based Chiropractic?
Why Evidence-Based Chiropractic?
When to Use Evidence-Based Chiropractic
Steps Involved in the Practice of Evidence-Based Chiropractic
Relationship of Chiropractic Philosophy to Evidence-Based Chiropractic

Chapter 2 – Types of Evidence

Peer Review
Sources of Evidence
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
Red flags for Untrustworthy Information
Appraising Evidence

Chapter 3 – Literature Searching

The Databases
Searching Essentials
Advanced Strategies

Chapter 4 – Biostatistics Basics

Population and Samples
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Statistical Tests Commonly Encountered in Research

Part II - Research Designs Commonly Encountered in the Chiropractic Literature

Chapter 5 – Experimental Designs

Research Methods
Group Clinical Trial Designs
Design Options
Chiropractic Interventions and Experimental Methods
Ethics in Biomedical Research
Appraisal Tactics

Chapter 6 – Literature Review Designs

Narrative Reviews
Systematic Reviews
Comparison of Literature Review Designs
Structure of a Review Article
Appraisal Tactics

Chapter 7 – Case Designs

Case Reports
Case Series
Single-Subject Time Series Designs
Appraisal Tactics

Chapter 8 – Epidemiology

Measurement of Disease Frequency and Occurrence
Causation in Epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Appraisal Tactics

Chapter 9 – Reliability and Validity Designs

Estimating Reliability
Clinical Disagreement
Appraisal Tactics 

Part III - Practical Applications of Evidence-Based Chiropractic

Chapter 10 – Evidence-Based Chiropractic and Documentation

Supporting Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols Through Good Documentation
Outcome Measures Commonly Used in Chiropractic
Measures of Pain
Measures of Function

Chapter 11 – Putting It All Together

Practical Clinical Scenarios
What If Evidence Is Lacking for Your Topic?
Improving the EBC Process

Appendix 1 Health Information Website Evaluation Checklist

Appendix 2 General Checklist for the Appraisal of Journal Articles 

Appendix 3 Checklist for the Appraisal of Therapy Articles

Appendix 4 Checklist for the Appraisal of Literature Review Articles

Appendix 5 Checklist for the Appraisal of Case Reports

Appendix 6 Checklist for the Appraisal of Epidemiologic Articles

Appendix 7 Checklist for the Appraisal of Diagnostic Accuracy Articles

Appendix 8 Characteristics Pain Intensity (CPI)

Appendix 9 Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire and Pain Diagram

Appendix 10 Revised Owestry Low Back Disability Index

Appendix 11 The Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire

Appendix 12 Neck Disability Index

Appendix 13 Whiplash Disability Questionnaire

Appendix 14 Headache Disability Inventory

Appendix 15 Migraine Disability Assessment Score (MIDAS)

Appendix 16 RAND 36-Item Health Survey Instrument (Version 1.0)



Michael T. Haneline, DC, MPH-Professor, Head of Chiropractic, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Haneline is a Professor and Head of Chiropractic at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He previously taught evidence-based chiropractic and conducted clinical research at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He received his chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health SciencesLos Angeles College of Chiropractic and a Master of Public Health degree from California College for Health Sciences. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Orthopedics program and is a Fellow in the Institute of Chiropractic Research (F.I.C.R.). Dr. Haneline has published more than 80 articles in the chiropractic and medical literature and has made presentations at a number of professional conferences and seminars.

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