March 6, 2013
New PBRN Invites DC Practitioners to Participate in Pediatric Wellness Study
PedCaReNet, the pediatric specialty group of the Integrated Chiropractic Outcomes Network (ICON) is calling all chiropractic practitioners to partcipate in its study on chiropractic pediatric wellness care.
ICON, a PBRN established in 2011 is an inter-institutional collaboration combining the expertise of experienced investigators who have conducted a number of practice-based research studies in other venues. The ICON investigative team's project director is Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES from Logan College of Chiropractic. Other members of the team include investigator Ronald Rupert, DC, MS, Parker College; biostatistician Harrison Ndetan, MSc, MPH, DrPH, Parker College; PedCaReNet director and investigator Katherine Pohlman, DC, MS, DICCP, University of Alberta; private practitioner Jay Greemstein, DC, CCSP; and program coordinator Michelle Anderson, Logan College of Chiropractic.
According to Drs. Hawk and Pohlman, though wellness care is widely accepted as an integral part of chiropractic practice, to date the body of evidence supporting both the effectiveness and the optimal protocols for wellness care can, at best be considered emergent. This study is designed to add to the evidence base of this important topic.
There are no costs to the doctor or patients for participating in the study. For more imformation visit www.pedcarenet.org