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Table 5 Exclusion decisions rendered during case review for Trial 1

From: Eligibility determination for clinical trials: development of a case review process at a chiropractic research center

Exclusion criterion Exclusion reasons for participants (n =122) who met a single exclusion criterion Exclusion reasons for participants (n =63) who met multiple exclusion criteria Number of participants meeting each exclusion criterion alone or combined with another
Other exclusions* 81 27 108
Safety risk^ 17 14 26
Quebec Task Force for Spinal Disorders classification# 13 9 22
General poor health 4 10 14
Alcohol or drug use 3 3 6
Osteoporosis 1 2 3
Uncontrolled hypertension 2 0 2
Vascular claudication 1 1 2
Bleeding disorder 0 1 1
Prior spinal surgery 0 1 1
  1. *Other exclusions included compliance concerns, referral needed, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, or participant unable to tolerate study procedures.
  2. ^Safety risks related to treatment or testing procedures such as inflammatory spondyloarthropathy.
  3. #Quebec Task Force for Spinal Disorders classifications 4 to 6 and 8 to 11 were exclusionary in this trial.