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Table 2 Description of seven articles authored or co-authored by FR Carrick reporting on effect or benefit of the Functional Neurology approach and using an appropriate study design

From: Unravelling Functional Neurology: an overview of all published documents by FR Carrick, including a critical review of research articles on its effect or benefit

1st Author [Ref]
Year
Journal
Condition studiedStudy subjects :
- Type
- Age (range)
- Origin
- Number (analyzed/included)
- Intervention
- Control (other than sham)
- Sham
- Outcome variablesWhen was it assessed ?- Ethics approval
(with a clear mention of its origin)
- Trial registration
- Conflict of Interest (CoI)
(reported or supposed)
- Funding
Carrick [31]
2018
Front Neurol
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)- ASD children
- 4-17 years
-?
- 34/83
- Mente Autism Device
- NA
- Sham Device
- qEEG
- ASD questionnaires
- Posturography
- a) Delta-alpha ratio
- b) Power ratio index
- c) Brain symmetry index
(a,b and c collected through qEEG)
- NIH Stroke Scale
- Before
- After 12 weeks
- « our Institutional Review Board »
- NCT02773303
- Reported no CoI
- Carrick Institute
- Plasticity Brain Center
- Neurotech International Limited
Carrick[30]
2016
Front Neurol
Stroke- Adults with acute middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke
- > 39 years
- “our intensive care unit”
- 34/34
- Aspirine + 3 repetitions of saccades/ smooth pursuits, 3 treatments a day
- Aspirine
- NA
- Before, upon admission
- After 7 days of treatment
- “our Institution”
- No
- Reported no CoI
- Carrick Institute
- Plasticity Brain Center
Pagnacco [29]
2015
Biomed Sci Instrum
Postural Balance- Adults
- 46
- Normal subjects
− 39/?
- Toned based stimulation
- own control
-?
- Stability score- Suring the experiment- Yes “the Carrick Institute for Graduate Study
IRB#1
- Neurology”
- No
- Not reported
- Not reported
Carrick [20]
2013
Funct Neurol Rehabil Ergon
Postural BalanceStudy 1:
- Healthy Adults
- 20-60 years
-Volunteers through advertisements
- 52/52
Study 2:
- Healthy adults
- 20-61 years
- Volunteers through advertisements
- 56/56
Both studies:
- Whole body rotation over 40s for all groups
- Each group (4 groups per study) differed in terms of pitch and yaw planes during whole body rotation
- NA
Study 1:
8 posturographic measures
Study 2:
6 posturographic measures
Both studies:
- Before
- Immediately after
- After 1 day
- After 1 week
- “our IRB”
- NA
- Not reported
- Not reported
Daubeny [21]
2010
Int J Disabil Hum Dev
Brain Function- Healthy adults
-?
-?
- 62/ 62
- Upper extremity manipulations
- NA
- Upper extremity manipulation with unloaded activator
- Blind-spot size- Before
- Immediately after
- No
- No
- Reported no CoI but at least 2 authors are known to have business interest in relation to the topic.
- No
Carrick [32]
2007
J Altern Complement Med
Postural Balance- Adult healthy volunteers
- 22-74 years
-?
- 266/270 (210 + 60)
- 9 groups of listening to different types of music (several interventions, probably also serving as controls)
- White noise (unclear if considered as sham)
- Force platform (CAPS score)- Before
- After 10 min
- After 1 week
- After 1 month
- “Our institutional review board”
- NCT00121693
- Reported no CoI, but reported that two authors owned two patents on the posturographic device used in the study.
- Carrick Institute
Carrick [7]
1997
J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Brain FunctionPhase II:
- Adult volunteers
-?
- enrolled in various postdoctoral programs
- 20
(Unusual design, study subjects requiring ‘correct’ treatment were either treated ‘correctly’ or ‘incorrectly’)
- Manipulation of C2 at the ‘correct’ side
- Manipulation of C2 at the ‘incorrect’ side
- Blind spot size- Before
- After
- No
- NA (not possible/common at this time)
- Not reported
- Not reported