K J Sherman

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Affiliation: Group Health Cooperative
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Guidelines for developing yoga interventions for randomized trials
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:143271. 2012
  2. pmc Mediators of yoga and stretching for chronic low back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:130818. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive interviews guide design of a new CAM patient expectations questionnaire
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle WA 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:39. 2014
  4. 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
  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 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration
    Andrew J Vickers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Trials 11:90. 2010

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Publications46

  1. pmc Guidelines for developing yoga interventions for randomized trials
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:143271. 2012
    ..Each of these domains and the key issues for the development of protocols is discussed. Finally, some areas for further research related to protocol development are recommended...
  2. pmc Mediators of yoga and stretching for chronic low back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:130818. 2013
    ..Although both self-efficacy and hours of back exercise were the strongest mediators for each intervention, compared to self-care, qualitative data suggest that they may exert their benefits through partially distinct mechanisms...
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive interviews guide design of a new CAM patient expectations questionnaire
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle WA 98101, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:39. 2014
    ..We undertook cognitive interviews as part of a process to develop and validate such a questionnaire...
  4. 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...
  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 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
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration
    Andrew J Vickers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Trials 11:90. 2010
    ..The Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration, a group of trialists, statisticians and other researchers, was established to synthesize patient-level data from several recently published large, high-quality trials...
  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. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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)...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc A randomized trial comparing yoga, stretching, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:2019-26. 2011
    ..This trial was designed to determine whether yoga is more effective than conventional stretching exercises or a self-care book for primary care patients with chronic low back pain...
  22. 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...
  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. ncbi request reprint How traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturists would diagnose and treat chronic low back pain: results of a survey of licensed acupuncturists in Washington State
    K J Sherman
    Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Complement Ther Med 9:146-53. 2001
    ..This survey was undertaken to learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturists' diagnose and treat patients with chronic low back pain in order to develop a standardized treatment for a clinical trial of that condition...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic low-back pain by traditional Chinese medical acupuncturists
    K J Sherman
    Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 7:641-50. 2001
    ..We recommend that researchers attempt to develop a treatment that is considered credible by expert acupuncturists and has broad features characteristic of patterns of common clinical practice...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for chronic low back pain
    D C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1081-8. 2001
    ..Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture was relatively ineffective. Massage might be an effective alternative to conventional medical care for persistent back pain...
  30. 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
    ....
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture in fibromyalgia
    Nassim P Assefi
    The Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies, and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:10-9. 2005
    ..Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain condition for which patients frequently use acupuncture...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture and knee osteoarthritis
    Dan C Cherkin
    Ann Intern Med 142:872; author reply 872-3. 2005
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of a school-based intervention for the prevention of adolescent obesity
    Leanne M Mauriello
    Behavior Change Projects, Pro Change Behavior Systems, West Kingston, RI, USA
    J Sch Nurs 22:269-77. 2006
    ..Further, if found effective, it can be disseminated as an efficient, low-cost, population-based approach designed to address the epidemic of obesity...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiological model for chronic low back pain integrating connective tissue and nervous system mechanisms
    Helene M Langevin
    Department of Neurology, Given C423, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, United States
    Med Hypotheses 68:74-80. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Yin scores and yang scores: A new method for quantitative diagnostic evaluation in traditional Chinese medicine research
    Helene M Langevin
    University of Vermont General Clinical Research Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care, USA Helene Langevin uvm edu
    J Altern Complement Med 10:389-95; discussion 387. 2004
    ..This method aims to classify subjects into groups allowing future quantitative testing of key research questions such as: do different groups of patients respond differently to acupuncture treatments or Chinese herb formulas?..
  46. ncbi request reprint Controversies in acupuncture research: selection of controls and outcome measures in acupuncture clinical trials
    Helene M Langevin
    Departments of Neurology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:943-53. 2006