Dr. Claire Johnson, editor in chief of the NUHS journals attended the 2014 European Chiropractic Union (ECU) conference held in Dublin, Ireland on May 28 to 30. Representing the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM) and Journal of Chiropractic Humanities (JCH), Dr. Johnson participated in Researcher Day and sought to recruit reviewers and manuscripts for the journals.
In addition she presented two poster presentations she coauthored with NUHS Associate Editor, Dr. Bart Green. The first presentation was “The most common reasons, conditions, source of payment, and perceived benefit for people selecting manipulation as the top choice of therapy: a secondary analysis of the United States adult population 2012 National Health Interview Survey.” The research investigated reasons patients chose manipulation, what conditions these patients presented with, the perceived benefit for using this therapy, and if health insurance covered the use of chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation in a large sample of the adult population in the United States.
The second presentation was “Publication trends in country of origin and institutional affiliation from 1982 to 2014: A bibliometric analysis of MEDLINE indexed JMPT content,” which analyzed the contents of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) for the past 3 decades to identify trends in countries of origin and institutions.
The ECU conference was well attended and had representation from Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Dr. Johnson said, “It was an honor to present our research at this prestigious conference and to discuss the future of research with those who are influencing the direction of the profession.”