Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 9112
  Title A review of the research papers published by the international College of Applied Kinesiology from 1981 to 1987
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2351880
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1990 May;13(4):190-194
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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a diagnostic and therapeutic approach used by a large number of chiropractors. AK seminars are conducted worldwide; during these seminars mention is frequently made of the presence of supportive research. A review was undertaken of the type and scientific quality of 50 papers which had been published between 1981 and 1987 by the International College of Applied Kinesiology, 20 of which were classified as research papers. These were subjected to further scrutiny relating to criteria considered crucial in research methodology, namely, a clear identification of sample size, inclusion criteria, blind and naive subjects and statistical analysis. Although some papers satisfied several of these criteria, none satisfied all seven of them. As none of the papers included adequate statistical analyses, no valid conclusions could be drawn concerning their report of findings.

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