Research News

Congratulations to Drs. Scott Mist, Jim Carson, and Kim Mauer for receiving an investigator-initiated industry funded grant from Pfizer. The project aim is to use survey and health record information to develop a patient-provider shared decision-making tool for management of osteoarthritis. The one-year project will collect and analyze how patients integrate complementary therapies such as acupuncture, cognitive-behavioral therapy, massage, Rolfing, chiropractic treatments, and naturopathic medicines into their western medical treatments. A secondary aim will be to determine the impact of these complementary therapies on mood, pain, and daily functioning. This is a significant award and an important area of investigation.