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Australian Chiropractic Research Network (ACORN) Longitudinal Program

Project Member(s): Adams, J., Sibbritt, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) Limited (Chiropractors' Assocation of Australia (National) Limited)

Start year: 2013

Summary: ACORN is first national, longitudinal practice-based research network program focused upon chiropractic practitioners and patients. Te program is designed to address research questions of clinical and practice significance with an emphasis upon: effectiveness; affordability and cost-effectiveness; safety; well being, health promotion and prevention; patient motivations, experiences and evaluations of chiropractic care.

Publications:

Lee, H, Peng, W, Steel, A, Reid, R, Sibbritt, D & Adams, J 2019, 'Complementary and alternative medicine research in practice-based research networks: A critical review.', Complementary therapies in medicine, vol. 43, pp. 7-19.
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Adams, J, Kawchuk, G, Breen, A, De Carvalho, D, Eklund, A, Fernandez, M, Funabashi, M, Holmes, MM, Johansson, MS, de Luca, K, Moore, C, Pagé, I, Pohlman, KA, Swain, MS, Wong, AYL & Hartvigsen, J 2018, 'Leadership and capacity building in international chiropractic research: Introducing the chiropractic academy for research leadership (CARL)', Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, vol. 26, no. 1.
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Adams, J, Lauche, R, de Luca, K, Swain, M, Peng, W & Sibbritt, D 2018, 'Prevalence and profile of Australian chiropractors treating athletes or sports people: a cross-sectional study', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 39, pp. 56-61.
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Lee, MK, Amorin-Woods, L, Cascioli, V & Adams, J 2018, 'The use of nutritional guidance within chiropractic patient management: a survey of 333 chiropractors from the ACORN practice-based research network', CHIROPRACTIC & MANUAL THERAPIES, vol. 26.
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Moore, C, Leaver, A, Sibbritt, D & Adams, J 2018, 'The management of common recurrent headaches by chiropractors: a descriptive analysis of a nationally representative survey.', BMC neurology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 171-171.
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Adams, J, Peng, W, Steel, A, Lauche, R, Moore, C, Amorin-Woods, L & Sibbritt, D 2017, 'A cross-sectional examination of the profile of chiropractors recruited to the Australian Chiropractic Research Network (ACORN): a sustainable resource for future chiropractic research', BMJ Open, vol. 2017, no. 7.
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Moore, C, Adams, J, Leaver, A, Lauche, R & Sibbritt, D 2017, 'The treatment of migraine patients within chiropractic: analysis of a nationally representative survey of 1869 chiropractors', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 17.
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Moore, CS, Sibbritt, DW & Adams, J 2017, 'A critical review of manual therapy use for headache disorders: prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness.', BMC Neurology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-11.
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Adams, J, Steel, A, Moore, C, Amorin-Woods, L & Sibbritt, D 2016, 'Establishing the ACORN National Practitioner Database: Strategies to Recruit Practitioners to a National Practice-Based Research Network', JOURNAL OF MANIPULATIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 594-602.
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Adams, J, Steel, A, Chang, S & Sibbritt, D 2015, 'Helping address the national research and research capacity needs of Australian chiropractic: introducing the Australian Chiropractic Research Network (ACORN) project.', Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, vol. 23, no. 12.
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Keywords: practice-based network research; longitudinal; sustainable dataset resource; chiropractors; chiropractic patients

FOR Codes: Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified, Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified, Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified