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Table 7 Exclusion decisions rendered during case review for Trial 3

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

Exclusion criterion Exclusion reasons for participants (n =25) who met a single exclusion criterion Exclusion reasons for participants (n =11) who met multiple exclusion criteria Number of participants meeting each exclusion criterion alone or combined with another
Quebec Task Force for Spinal Disorders classification – modified* 6 7 13
Unable to tolerate treatment or biomechanical test procedures at baseline visit 4 5 9
Referral for neck pain or other health condition 5 3 8
Alcohol or drug use 3 4 7
Safety 3 4 7
Compliance 2 1 3
Clinical management of another health condition required during study participation 1 2 3
Bone or joint pathology contraindicating study treatment 0 3 3
Not naïve to manual cervical distraction procedure 1 0 1
  1. *Modified Quebec Task Force for Spinal Disorders classifications 1 and 5 to 11 were exclusionary for this trial.