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Influence of Spinal Manipulative Therapy Upon Stroop Task Performance

2014-07-23 21:43:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if spinal manipulative therapy can affect cognitive processing as determined by performance on a Stroop task. It is specifically hypothesized that number of errors and response times will decrease as a result of spinal manipulative therapy.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Motor Response Time

Intervention

Spinal manipulative therapy

Location

Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield
Missouri
United States
63017

Status

Completed

Source

Logan College of Chiropractic

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:43:33-0400

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