Daniel Cherkin

Summary

Affiliation: Group Health Cooperative
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Should we reconsider the routine use of placebo controls in clinical research?
    Andrew L Avins
    Northern California Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Trials 13:44. 2012
  2. pmc Dosing study of massage for chronic neck pain: protocol for the dose response evaluation and analysis of massage [DREAM] trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:158. 2012
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers' views of chronic low back pain patients' expectations of CAM therapies: a qualitative study
    Lisa M Schafer
    Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:234. 2012
  4. pmc Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:148. 2012
  5. pmc Adjunctive naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes: patient-reported and clinical outcomes after one year
    Ryan Bradley
    Bastyr University Research Institute, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:44. 2012
  6. pmc Survey of CAM interest, self-care, and satisfaction with health care for type 2 diabetes at group health cooperative
    Ryan Bradley
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:121. 2011
  7. pmc Comparison of yoga versus stretching for chronic low back pain: protocol for the Yoga Exercise Self-care (YES) trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, USA
    Trials 11:36. 2010
  8. pmc Characteristics of patients with chronic back pain who benefit from acupuncture
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:114. 2009
  9. pmc Comparing recruitment strategies in a study of acupuncture for chronic back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:69. 2009
  10. pmc Development of a taxonomy to describe massage treatments for musculoskeletal pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:24. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Effect of Massage on Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Relaxation-related CAM Therapies for Chronic Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR BACK PAIN
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2001

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Should we reconsider the routine use of placebo controls in clinical research?
    Andrew L Avins
    Northern California Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Trials 13:44. 2012
    ..An unrecognized consequence of this preference is that clinicians are more limited in their ability to provide the benefits of the non-specific healing effects of placebos in clinical practice...
  2. pmc Dosing study of massage for chronic neck pain: protocol for the dose response evaluation and analysis of massage [DREAM] trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:158. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers' views of chronic low back pain patients' expectations of CAM therapies: a qualitative study
    Lisa M Schafer
    Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:234. 2012
    ..However, there is a paucity of research on CAM providers' views of their patients' expectations regarding CAM therapy and the role of these expectations in patient outcomes...
  4. pmc Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:148. 2012
    ..The aim of this EGD is to provide specific recommendations for the design of prospective acupuncture studies to support optimal use of resources for generating evidence that will inform stakeholder decision-making...
  5. pmc Adjunctive naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes: patient-reported and clinical outcomes after one year
    Ryan Bradley
    Bastyr University Research Institute, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:44. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Survey of CAM interest, self-care, and satisfaction with health care for type 2 diabetes at group health cooperative
    Ryan Bradley
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:121. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Comparison of yoga versus stretching for chronic low back pain: protocol for the Yoga Exercise Self-care (YES) trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, USA
    Trials 11:36. 2010
    ..This study will assess whether yoga is effective for treating chronic low back pain compared with self care and exercise and will explore the mechanisms responsible for any observed benefits...
  8. pmc Characteristics of patients with chronic back pain who benefit from acupuncture
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:114. 2009
    ..As part of a large trial evaluating acupuncture for chronic low back pain, we sought to identify subgroups of participants that were particularly responsive to acupuncture...
  9. pmc Comparing recruitment strategies in a study of acupuncture for chronic back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:69. 2009
    ..Little is known about how the use of different recruitment strategies affects the types of individuals choosing to participate or the conclusions of the study...
  10. pmc Development of a taxonomy to describe massage treatments for musculoskeletal pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:24. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a taxonomy to describe what massage therapists actually do when giving a massage to patients with musculoskeletal pain...
  11. pmc Practice patterns of naturopathic physicians: results from a random survey of licensed practitioners in two US States
    Heather S Boon
    Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:14. 2004
    ..S., little is known about the practice of CAM providers. The objective of this study was to describe and compare the practice patterns of naturopathic physicians in Washington State and Connecticut...
  12. pmc A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:13. 2005
    ..Despite the growing popularity of therapeutic massage in the US, little is known about the training or practice characteristics of massage therapists. The objective of this study was to describe these characteristics...
  13. pmc Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:9. 2004
    ....
  14. pmc Effectiveness of focused structural massage and relaxation massage for chronic low back pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, USA
    Trials 10:96. 2009
    ..This trial will be the first evaluation of the effectiveness of relaxation massage for chronic back pain and the first large trial of a focused structural form of massage for this condition...
  15. pmc A randomized trial comparing acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for chronic low back pain
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:858-66. 2009
    ..This trial addresses the importance of needle placement and skin penetration in eliciting acupuncture effects for patients with chronic low back pain...
  16. doi request reprint The Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:304-7. 2009
    ..Review of oral and poster presentations and of workshop summaries from the Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain held in Majorca, Spain, October 4-6, 2007...
  17. ncbi request reprint Primary care research on low back pain. The state of the science
    D C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1997-2002. 1998
    ..If physicians are to become more effective managers of such common problems as low back pain, they must rediscover their ability to help their patients cope with illness and suffering...
  18. ncbi request reprint Conceptualization and evaluation of an optimal healing environment for chronic low-back pain in primary care
    Dan Cherkin
    Group Health Center for Health Services, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:S171-8. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:463-72. 2002
    ..Despite growing popularity of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the patients seen by CAM practitioners. Our objective was to describe the patients and problems seen by CAM practitioners...
  20. ncbi request reprint Developing methods for acupuncture research: rationale for and design of a pilot study evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic low back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 9:54-60. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment of chronic back pain by acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:227-34. 2006
    ..To describe the diagnostic and therapeutic content of visits for chronic back pain to acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists...
  22. ncbi request reprint Description and validation of a noninvasive placebo acupuncture procedure
    Karen J Sherman
    Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 8:11-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate a simulated acupuncture technique for use in randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of acupuncture for low-back pain...
  23. pmc Treatment expectations and preferences as predictors of outcome of acupuncture for chronic back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1471-7. 2010
    ..Preplanned secondary analysis of data from participants receiving acupuncture in a randomized clinical trial...
  24. pmc Effectiveness of therapeutic massage for generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized controlled trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:441-50. 2010
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic massage for persons with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mental health visits to complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Gregory E Simon
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:171-7. 2004
    ..Among those seeking CAM care for mental disorders, concomitant treatment by conventional medical providers is common, but communication or coordination of care is rare...
  26. pmc The practice of acupuncture: who are the providers and what do they do?
    Karen J Sherman
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:151-8. 2005
    ..This study provides basic information about the training and practices of licensed acupuncturists...
  27. pmc Randomized trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 25:233-8. 2009
    ..A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate whether therapeutic massage is more beneficial than a self-care book for patients with chronic neck pain...
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparing yoga, exercise, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Cooperative and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:849-56. 2005
    ..Chronic low back pain is a common problem that has only modestly effective treatment options...
  29. pmc Healing in primary care: a vision shared by patients, physicians, nurses, and clinical staff
    Clarissa Hsu
    Group Health Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:307-14. 2008
    ..We wanted to understand the views of patients and clinicians on the central concept of healing and to identify major facilitators of and barriers to promoting healing in primary care...
  30. pmc Insurance coverage and subsequent utilization of complementary and alternative medicine providers
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:397-404. 2006
    ..Since 1996, Washington State law has required that private health insurance cover licensed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers...
  31. ncbi request reprint A review of the evidence for the effectiveness, safety, and cost of acupuncture, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation for back pain
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Group Health Cooperative and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:898-906. 2003
    ..Conventional treatments, although widely used, have had limited success. Dissatisfied patients have, therefore, turned to complementary and alternative medical therapies and providers for care for back pain...
  32. ncbi request reprint The role of alternative medical providers for the outpatient treatment of insured patients with back pain
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1454-9. 2005
    ..Analysis of health insurance claims from 2 large Washington State companies...
  33. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:378-90. 2002
    ..Our objective was to describe the characteristics of the four largest groups of licensed CAM providers in the United States and to compare them with the characteristics of conventional physicians...
  34. ncbi request reprint Addition of choice of complementary therapies to usual care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    David M Eisenberg
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:151-8. 2007
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  35. ncbi request reprint Visit time as a framework for reimbursement: time spent with chiropractors and acupuncturists
    Gloria Y Yeh
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 9:88-94. 2003
    ..Little information is available about the time CAM providers spend with patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint A comparison of physician and nonphysician acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain
    Donna Kalauokalani
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Clin J Pain 21:406-11. 2005
    ..This is the first study providing descriptive data on physician acupuncture and comparison to nonphysician acupuncture...
  37. ncbi request reprint A method for describing and evaluating naturopathic whole practice
    Patricia M Herman
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson
    Altern Ther Health Med 12:20-8. 2006
    ..One challenge lies in defining the whole medical system (and any medical system it is compared to) in a way that ensures treatment fidelity...
  38. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of chiropractic practitioners, patients, and encounters in Massachusetts and Arizona
    Robert D Mootz
    State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia 98504 4321, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 28:645-53. 2005
    ..To describe chiropractic care using data collected at the time of each patient visit...
  39. ncbi request reprint The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire
    Kate M Dunn
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:287. 2007
  40. pmc Patient expectations as predictors of outcome in patients with acute low back pain
    Samuel S Myers
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:148-53. 2008
    ..Few studies have evaluated the association between patient expectations for recovery and clinical outcomes, and no study has evaluated whether asking patients to choose their therapy modifies such an association...

Research Grants16

  1. Effect of Massage on Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will help physicians make informed and confident referrals, consumers and insurers make safe and cost-effective choices, and massage schools make responsible curriculum decisions. ..
  2. Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results of this study will provide the clearest evidence to date about the value of acupuncture needling as a treatment for chronic low back pain. ..
  3. Relaxation-related CAM Therapies for Chronic Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..At the conclusion of this project, we will be well positioned to prepare a competitive grant proposal to evaluate relaxation-related CAM therapies for treating both older and younger adults with chronic low back pain. ..
  4. EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR BACK PAIN
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The pilot study will test the feasibility of conducting a full-scale trial and permit estimation of sample size, requirements. ..