Funding Source: NCMIC Foundation
Award Amount: $38,101
Performance Period: 08/19/2020-08/18/2021
Principal Investigator: Stacie A Salsbury, RN, PhD
Co-Investigator: Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD
Collaborating Institution: Northwestern Health Sciences University
Description: To validate a model of spine care for chiropractic patients who are age 50 and older. The study will also explore how chiropractors use self-management and on-line health interventions to support the care of midlife and older persons.
This ongoing collaboration between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and Northwestern Health Sciences University seeks to enhance spine health and self-management among midlife and older adults with chronic spinal disability. Qualitative and mixed methods approaches have investigated patient perceptions of nonpharmacological treatments for low back and neck pain as well as the views of patients and chiropractors toward biopsychosocial models of care, coping strategies, and e-health.
Salsbury S, Maiers M. (2021 October). Commonsense approaches to spine health: a conceptual framework to align best practices and self-management in older adults [e-poster]. American Public Health Association Conference, Virtual/Denver, CO.
Maiers M, Salsbury S. (2021 March). The Commonsense Approach to Spine-Related Disability in Older Adults: Part 1 – Using mixed methods to find deeper meaning to illness outcomes in a randomized controlled trial [platform]. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference: Virtual Conference.
Salsbury S, Maiers M. (2021 March). The Commonsense Approach to Spine-Related Disability in Older Adults: Part 2 – A qualitative analysis of illness representations, coping styles, and coping strategies [platform]. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference: Virtual Conference. NBCE Research Award Winner
Salsbury S, Maiers M. (2021 March). The Commonsense Approach to Spine-Related Disability in Older Adults: Part 3 – Theory generation for a conceptual framework of illness management in spine care [platform]. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference: Virtual Conference.
Ziegler AM, Salsbury SA, Maiers M. Everyday coping strategies for spine health: a mixed-methods exploratory study of midlife and older adults who use chiropractic care. International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, May 23-26, 2022, Phoenix, AZ. (Platform)
Maiers M, Salsbury SA. (Published ahead of print). “Like peanut butter and jelly”: a qualitative study of chiropractic care and home exercise among older adults with spine disability. Arthritis Care & Research. PMID: 33973398.
Maiers M, Hondras MA, Salsbury SA, Bronfort G, Evans R. (2016). What do patients value about spinal manipulation and home exercise for back-related leg pain? A qualitative study within a controlled clinical trial. Manual Therapy, 26, 183-191. PMID: 27705840.