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RESEARCH

NIKKB RESEARCH UNIT

Until 2016 our primary research areas are epidemiological and prevention research, spinal pain, musculoskeletal chest pain and osteoarthritis.

Focus

NIKKB'S RESEARCH STRATEGY 2012-2016

The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2012-2016.

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Research

The research efforts at NIKKB are specifically focused on addressing issues related to the on-going development of the profession. To this end, our strategic priorities will be to:

•    Facilitate the on-going systematic collection of data from cohorts of patients suffering from a range of musculoskeletal conditions by building and maintaining a practice-based network of chiropractic clinics and applying novel technologies such as SMS-tracking in the follow-up of these patients;
•    Closely monitor and identify the characteristics of patients seeking chiropractic care, map the interventions delivered, and describe the clinical course;
•    Describe the characteristics and trajectories of musculoskeletal patients seeking care in the primary health care sector by working closely with primary care research units;
•    Articulate a chiropractic professional identity which differentiates the unique contribution of chiropractors to the multidisciplinary nature of the Danish health care system through on-going qualitative interviews; and
•    Study the development of integrated musculoskeletal health care practices in primary and secondary care settings with the aim to strengthen the contribution of chiropractic.


Research focus

To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2016:

1.    Epidemiological and prevention research
2.    Spinal pain
3.    Musculoskeletal chest pain
4.    Osteoarthritis


Read more about our research focus under the section Project Areas in the menu.

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News

CARL Fellows work on joint projects 24/7 – literally. Due to the geographical grouping of the fellows at least one fellow is always ready to work on a project at a given time during the day.

 

The CARL Fellows reveal this in their latest newsletter, which has just been released and the mental image of fellows working all the time illustrates the activity level in the group very well; all the fellows have been very busy since the release of the first newsletter in the summer of 2017.

 

CARL Fellows have authored or co-authored three published papers, with…

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Today the first CARL newsletter is published. You can read it by following the link below. There are loads of interesting stuff in the newsletter, so don’t miss it!

 

Inside the newsletter, the three mentors, Professor Jon Adams, Professor Greg Kawchuk and Professor Jan Hartvigsen outline the background and the aims for CARL, and each of the CARL fellows give a short description of their work.

 

You can also read about ongoing CARL projects and upcoming events. Enjoy!

 

CARL newsletter issue 1

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Back pain is annoying to many people but for some it can have serious consequences. The risk of being away from work due to sickness increases when one has to carry out physically demanding work, and with that comes increased risk of losing one’s job as the consequence of having to go on sick leave. For about 10 % of everyone, who develops lower back pain, the pain becomes chronic, rendering them unfit for work with subsequent sick leave and unemployment in the end.

 

In most cases it is impossible to determine one single reason for back pain; the…

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Busy and inspiring days at the CARL summit

Since Monday, the 13 young CARL fellows have been fully occupied with the first of three summits.

 

The summit is held at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. It is an inspiring mix of talks, workshops and social features, intended to bring the researchers together as a strong group within research in the chiropractic field. During the summit, the researchers have had presentations from a long line of researchers in management in theory and practice, how to construct a career as a researcher and how to become a good Head of Research.

 

They have also…

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Research project receives substantial financial support

A new research project focussing on work retention in employees with musculoskeletal and physically demanding jobs has been awarded 1.5 m. Danish Kroner (approx. 200 000 €) in financial backing from the Danish Working Environment Research Fund.

 

The project is named “Way to go – Development of a joint effort to prevent, retain at work and rehabilitate employees with musculoskeletal disease and physically demanding work”.

 

Despite a general decrease in sickness absence statistics in Denmark in recent years, musculoskeletal pain continues to be a major cause of work disability in cleaners and other workers with physically demanding…

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