The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) has announced a new ‘Crying, Unsettled and DisTressed Infants Effectiveness Study’ i.e. the CUTIES Trial. The team has secured the resources to conduct a randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of osteopathic care for the treatment of distressed, unsettled and excessively crying infants (babies with colic).
Professor Dawn Carnes will lead the trial which will be funded by NCOR and sponsored by University College of Osteopathy. The European School of Osteopathy has confirmed their collaboration also. The trial team has established links with osteopathic universities in Australia and Switzerland as potential recruiting sites, making this a multi-centered international study.
Dawn said of the study: “We are in the early stages of defining the protocols for the trial, registering the trial and seeking ethical approval. We aim to start recruiting infants into the trial later this year.”
NCOR is looking for osteopaths who may be interested in recruiting infants into the trial and delivering the interventions. They will train volunteer osteopaths in trial procedures and the delivery of the treatment and management package.
This is an excellent opportunity for osteopaths who have experience of treating infants and who are interested in doing research and providing an evidence base for the profession.
Please contact Professor Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information if you are interested in taking part.