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Practiced-Based Research of Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management in Clinical Settings
This systematic review identified 23 studies (including 8464 patients) that fulfilled the quality criteria for evaluating individualized complementary and integrative pain therapies. The studies included chiropractic, acupuncture, multimodal individualized intervention/programs, physiotherapy and anthroposophic therapies. Retention rates ranges from 53% to 91%. Although all studies reported beneficial impacts on various pain outcomes, but future practice-based CAM and IM research should be more comprehensive and scientific. Results, recommendations, and the call to action are available at:
https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab151