Honors Program Theses


Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

Tricia Schrage


Using evidence to guide clinical practice is standard in healthcare. Incorporating scientific findings into daily practice is one means of evidence-based practice. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health issues reported by patients in healthcare settings. The condition can be a result of an acute injury or be chronic in nature. Low back pain is characterized by pain and a range of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Healthcare professionals utilize a variety of intervention strategies to improve outcomes in patients with LBP ranging from conservative to surgical interventions. Although research is limited, there is promising evidence that suggests that dry cupping is an effective conservative intervention for treating LBP. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of dry cupping on pain and dysfunction associated with LBP.

Year of Submission



Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original


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