My program of research is centered on a long-standing interest in the management of chronic illnesses and chronic pain, particularly in older adult populations. I have explored these concepts through the interdisciplinary perspectives of nursing, gerontology, integrative medicine, and the social sciences. My recent scholarship has evaluated the comparative effectiveness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions, including clinical trials of chiropractic spinal manipulation for low back pain, neck pain, and hypertension. My qualitative work explores patients' perceptions of collaborative care for low back pain by medical doctors and chiropractors, outcomes from spinal manipulations and exercise for back-related leg pain, and attention-touch controls in chiropractic research. Our team also developed an instrument to evaluate clinician interactions and treatment equivalence in chiropractic clinical trials. My current research explores the integration of chiropractic services into VA health centers, rehabilitation specialty hospitals, and community hospital settings. The aims of these projects are to determine the barriers to and facilitators of successful implementation of chiropractic services within conventional medical settings from the perspectives of patients, families, providers, and administrators.
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Co-Management of Older Adults with Low Back Pain by Medical Physicians and Doctors of Chiropractic (COCOA)Clinical Project Manager, Co-Investigator
Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic (DCRCI) Project 2: Conservative Treatment of Patients with Temporomandibular DisordersQualitative Methodologist
DCRCI Project 3: Cervical Distraction Sham Development: Translating from Basic to Clinical StudiesClinical Project Manager, Co-Investigator
Collaborative Care for Veterans with Spine Pain and Mental Health Conditions (COCOV)Co-Investigator
Chiropractic Integration into Multidisciplinary Healthcare SystemsCo-Investigator
Kiernan Chiropractic Care in Rehabilitation at Crotched Mountain Specialty HospitalCo-Investigator
Author(s): Gudavalli MR, Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Long CR, Corber L, Patwardhan AG, Goertz CMPublication: TrialsVolume: 16Page(s): 259Year: 2015
Author(s): Salsbury SA, DeVocht JW, Hondras MA, Seidman MB, Stanford CM, Goertz CMPublication: Chiropractic & Manual TherapiesVolume: 22Page(s): 42Year: 2014
Author(s): Lyons KJ, Salsbury SA, Hondras MA, Jones ME, Andresen AA, Goertz CMPublication: BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineVolume: 13Page(s): 225Year: 2013
Author(s): Goertz CM, Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Long CR, Andresen AA, Jones ME, Lyons KJ, Hondras MA, Killinger LZ, Wolinsky FD, Wallace RBPublication: TrialsVolume: 14Issue: 1Page(s): 18Year: 2013
Author(s): Lyons SSPublication: The GerontologistVolume: 50Issue: 3Page(s): 327-339Year: 2010
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older adults, chronic illness, patient-centered care, integrative medicine, qualitative research, clinical trials, musculoskeletal pain, back pain, pain management, chiropractic, gerontological nursing, evidence-based practice, accidental falls, urinary continence, nursing homes, health care delivery
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