Rod Bonello's research while affiliated with Murdoch University and other places

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Background Reviews indicate that the quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the medical literature is less than optimal, poor to moderate, and require improving. However, the reporting quality of chiropractic RCTs is unknown.As a result, the aim of this study was to assess the reporting quality of chiropractic RCTs and ident...
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Background: Despite the introduction of the CONSORT checklist, the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) within the biomedical literature has been described as suboptimal, with a need for improvement, while that of chiropractic trials remains unexamined. Aims: The aim of this protocol is to develop a tool to assess the overall...
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Background: An increase in the use of complementary and alternative medicine was identified in several countries including Australia. There is a need to assess the current position of chiropractic within the Australian health system. Objectie s: To estimate the lifetime prevalence of the use of chiropractic in Australia; to investigate the percepti...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to describe the chiropractic profession in NSW, in terms of the demographic, educational and socio-demographic background of the chiropractic profession. Information regarding clinics and patient characteristics was also collected and discussed.
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Objectives: The aim of this report is to describe the demographic characteristics including the age profile, gender differences, income and perceptions of supply and demand of the chiropractic profession in Australia. This workforce study (WFS) was divided into three components, Australian Chiropractors (Stage 1), their patients (Stage 2), and memb...
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Sample of an advertisement used to recruit participants for the clinical pilot-trial.
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Summary of intervention studies for chiropractic care for AD/HD from peer-reviewed journals. The summary presented in this table is of intervention studies of chiropractic care for AD/HD from full text publications from peer-reviewed journals used for the systematic review.
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Modified CONSORT checklist. Modified CONSORT checklist sourced from an article published by Hawk et al [50] used for assessing the quality of randomised controlled trials.
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Summary of intervention studies for chiropractic care for AD/HD from non-peer-reviewed journals. The summary presented in this table is of intervention studies of chiropractic care for AD/HD from non-peer-reviewed journals used for the systematic review.
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An abundance of literature is dedicated to research for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Focus has been in the area of pharmacological therapies as well as psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions with less focus in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is considered to be the most preval...
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The muscle test procedure is a common test used by manual therapists. It is primarily used for the determination of muscle strength in orthopaedic testing, but its application is not limited to such use. The muscle test procedure has acquired other uses as a part of diagnostic systems that include largely multi-step diagnostic protocols of techniqu...
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Background: According to some technique groups in chiropractic the ileocecal valve may mal­ function and be associated with a large array of health problems that can lead to common chronic health issues prevalent in our society. Many tests commonly used in chiropractic are presumed to identify painful and/or dysfunctional anatomical structures, yet...

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... This study has ethics approval from Murdoch University, Research Ethics and Integrity Office: Ethics #2014/ 119. The study protocol has been published previously, [27] however an outline is presented below. ...
... This qualitative study explored veteran perceptions of the research methods and clinical care received in a pilot trial conducted during the planning phase for a full-scale, multi-site, pragmatic RCT of multimodal chiropractic care [31]. RCTs are a well-established methodology for evaluating chiropractic manipulative therapy [34][35][36][37][38][39][40], although few prospective RCTs conducted with veteran populations are reported [15]. Further, few publications describe the lessons learned from the planning or implementation of such intensive research projects, with most papers reporting on the development of credible sham procedures [41][42][43] or patient recruitment [43][44][45][46]. ...
... In the discipline of chiropractic, a 2012 Australian workforce study reported that 12.5% of patient visits were specifically for sports injuries. 6 A population level study of 2529 Canadian chiropractors (response rate 39%) found that sports injuries were the main focus of practice activity for 28% of Canadian chiropractors and that those who focused on rehabilitation and sports injuries also reported more referrals from medical doctors. 7 At the 2009 World Games, chiropractors recorded 1,514 treatments with a utilisation rate of 15.31% for athletes 8 and this utilisation rate increased to 18.1% at the 2013 World Games. ...
... Therapy localization (defined below) to the ileocecal valve point produced weakness in MMT, correlating with the presence of low back pain in patients with a sensitivity of 87% with this condition and a specificity of 97% lacking low back pain (Pollard et al., 2006a). The ileocecal valve point is a location on the body hypothesized to represent the function of the ileocecal valve and associated with various syndromes, including low back pain (Pollard et al., 2006b). d. ...
... In stage 1 screening, 1976 citations were ineligible. Forty-seven papers were reviewed in stage 2, and 31 were excluded: ineligible study population (n = 11) [41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51], inappropriate outcome measure (n = 6) [52][53][54][55][56][57], ineligible publication type (n = 4) [58][59][60][61], ineligible sample size (n = 3) [62][63][64], study design (n = 3) [65][66][67] and did not investigate manual palpation (n = 4) [68][69][70][71]. Two authors were contacted for publication type and age range, both responded [27,59]. ...
... It is important to note that there has not been any research into the utilisation of these services by males in non-urban regions. However, we do not believe that a preference for chiropractic in non-urban settings would be sufficient to explain the magnitude of the disparity in average servicing as the number of chiropractors practising in rural and remote regions of Australia (30%) is substantially less than the number of chiropractors practising in urban regions (70%) [27]. ...
... Overall estimates suggest that final-year students have a slightly higher self-perceived preparedness and a slightly higher proficiency in headache diagnosis and management compared to those students in the 4th year of study. Since headache patient caseload is substantial within Australian chiropractic clinical practice, 12,24 it is important to better understand graduate student confidence and proficiency in headache patient care. ...