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Health psychology: implications for chiropractic research.
Council on Chiropractic Education, West Des Moines, IA 50265.
There is a body of research in health psychology which is of potential interest to chiropractic researchers. Health psychology is an area of psychology devoted to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness from a biopsychosocial rather than a biomedical perspective. Many of the research topics found in the psychological literature, and the model of nervous system involvement in somatic illness, are similar to the research interests and models that can be found in the chiropractic literature. There may be benefits to chiropractic research in collaboration with established researchers in psychology, many of whom are funded by substantial federal grants.