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Current Research

The ECU invests around 25% of its income in evidenced-based research though its research arm, the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence

Name of researcher Project ID Title Completion date Budget
 Mauritz W. van Tulder 01-2016-NL/MvT Back Complaints in Elders (BACE): A prospective, longitudinal analysis of older people with low-back pain in chiropractic care Jul-21 € 169,979
 Cecilie K. Øverås 11-2016-DK/CKØ Pain in the spine and elsewhere – patterns and consequences Dec-20 € 48,000
  Jan Hartvigsen 06-2016-DK/JH International Chiropractic Research Leadership and Capacity Building Program (CARL) Jan-20 € 24,000
A.15-04 Identifying the course of neck pain in chiropractic patients and possible subgroups related to selected predictive factors May-19 € 60,000
 Lise Vilstrup Holm 21-2017-DK/LVH The effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic: A randomised controlled single-blind study Mar-19 € 43,638
 Ellen Aartun 19-2017-NO/EA Development of an ICF-based assessment schedule for manual medicine Aug-18 € 55,479
Anne-Marie De Zoete
Sidney Rubinstein
A.14-03 Use of IPD meta-analysis to inform effective management of spinal manipulative therapy for patients with chronic low back pain Apr-18  €23,712
Claire Huth B.13-03 Muscle-Related Side Effects (MRSE) of Statins: Functional impact, Mechanisms, and Potential Reversibility with Vitamin D Supplementation Dec-17  €5,078
 Andreas Eklund 03-2016-SE/AE Chiropractic Maintenance care – cost-utility, psychological factors and pain trajectories Oct-17 € 65,500
Kim Humphreys
Taco Houweling
A.12-02 Evaluation of costs and outcomes in low back patients undergoing chiropractic and general practitioner care in Switzerland Aug-17  €30,000
Jean-Philippe Pialasse B.13-04 Evaluation of vestibular function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Sep-16 € 41,910
Irene Jensen
Andreas Eklund Iben Axen
A.13-02 Recurrent and persistent low back pain – course and prevention Apr-16  €74,080
Alan Breen A.12-01 The normal biomechanics of the lumbar spine – a quantitative fluoroscopy and electromyography Mar-16  €52,725
Luc Ailliet A.09-1 The relative impact of the bio psychosocial factors as predictors of outcome in patients treated by chiropractors for neck and low back pain Sep-15  €65,000
Iben Axen Irene Jensen A.08-4 Descriptive study on maintenance chiropractic care on persistent and recurrent LBP patients – Outline PhD project link Apr-15  €63,700
Alexandra Webb A.10-5 Magnetic resonance imaging of the synovial folds of the lateral atlantoaxial joints following whiplash injury Apr-15  €5,431
Cecilia Bergström A.13-04 Self-rated Health, experiences and quality of life in regard to chronic pelvic girdle pain 10 years after delivery Apr-15  €3,136
Alan Breen A.10-1 The effects of manipulation on cervical spine inter-vertebral motion patterns and patient-reported outcomes Mar-14  €90,428
Lars Uhrenholt A.08-3 Morphology and age-related osteoarthritic changes in the cervical spine facets joints Completed  €55,800


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