• Back Pain Questionnaire for use in children

    There is presently no well-validated questionnaire to estimate back- and neck pain in children. As the importance of musculoskeletal disorders in this age group has become evident, it is now necessary to development such an instrument. A questionnaire is therefore being developed and tested for validity and reliability.

    Projektdeltagere:
    Henrik Hein Lauridsen
    , University of Southern Denmark
    Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics

  • Chiropractic treatment for Children and adolescents (4 PhD projects)

    In these four PhD projects, the effectiveness of screening for musculoskeletal problems, preventive chiropractic treatment and the effectiveness of direct access chiropractic treatment is assessed in cohort and randomized designs within the Svendborg Project that includes 1,300 schoolchildren between the ages of 11 and 13 years.

    Projektdeltagere:
    4 PhD students, Spine Center of Southern Denmark, University College Lillebaelt, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, and University of Southern Denmark
    Niels Wedderkopp, Spine Center of Southern Denmark and University of Southern Denmark
    Lise Hestbaek, Jan Hartvigsen University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal chest pain. Diagnosis and manual treatment (PhD project)

    The overall aims of this line of research is to determine the prevalence of non-cardiac chest pain in patients admitted to a university hospital cardiology department, to evaluate the reliability and validity of a diagnois of musculoskeletal chest pain, and to assess the effectiveness of a manipulation-based chiropractic treatment compared to a minimal intervention in patients diagnosed with musculoskeletal chest pain.

    The specific aims are   
    • To determine the prevalence of non-cardiac chest pain in patients admitted to a university hospital cardiology department using a retrospective file review
    • To determine the reliability of a standardized examination protocol used to diagnose musculoskeletal chest pain
    • To construct a decision tree for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal chest pain using stepwise, recursive procedures for construction of classification trees
    • In a randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of a manipulation-based chiropractic treatment performed in four community-based chiropractic clinics when this is compared to a minimal intervention consisting of a 15 minute consultation with advice to remain active 

    Projektdeltagere:
    Mette Jensen Stochkendahl
    , Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
    Henrik Wulff Christensen, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical biomechanics
    Mads Hostrup Brunse, University of Southern Denmark
    Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Torben Haghfelt, Odense University Hospital
    Werner Vach, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

  • The Danish National Birth Cohort

    The Danish National Birth Cohort collected comprehensive interview- and questionnaire data on children born in Denmark in the period 1998-2001. The oldest off the children are now 11 years of age, and a follow-up is ongoing. We have been invited to include questions relating to back- and neck pain which this will provide extensive possibilities for identification of early risk factors.

    Projektdeltagere:
    Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
    Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, University of Copenhagen
  • DANCOS musculoskeletal study

    The Danish National Institute of Public Health collected extensive interview data on musculoskeletal complaints in the Danish population in 1991. In this study we test hypotheses about patterns of musculoskeletal complaints and study the longitudinal consequences of these with respect to seeking of health care, hospitalizations and surgery. 

    Projektdeltagere:
    Jan Hartvigsen
    , Lise Hestbaek, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Bionechanics
    Ewa Roos, Karen Sogaard, University of Southern Denmark
    Michele Maiers, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minnesota, USA and University of Southern Denmark
    Michael Davidsen, Danish National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark