Rapid Reviews to Advise the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia on Claims of Effectiveness of Interventions Used by Chiropractors

Professor Pierre Côté and Dr. Carol Cancelliere were invited to submit a proposal to the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC) to provide guidance on the evidentiary basis regarding interventions used by chiropractors for the management of non-musculoskeletal disorders.

What is a rapid review?

Rapid reviews are a form of knowledge synthesis that provide high-quality synthesis of available evidence. They are created by streamlining traditional systematic review methodology in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

Methods:

The research team will begin by translating the CCBC's question into a research question. A rapid review protocol will then be developed, following the evidence-based PRISMA statement (http:///www.prisma-statement.org/), and submitted to PROSPERO, an open access online database of systematic review protocols on health-related topics. 

The rapid review will be performed and culminate to evidence briefs including the search strategy, evidence tables, evidence summaries and relevant appendices within eight weeks. Evidence related to claims in question will be synthesized, rather than making judgement about chiropractic claims. 

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