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Other titles Complementary therapies in clinical practice (Online), Complementary therapies in clinical practice
ISSN 1873-6947
OCLC 58566704
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
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    ABSTRACT: Comments written in a prayer book in a hospital Chaplaincy Centre, about the area being a 'quiet oasis' in the middle of a busy hospital amid lots of anxiety and stress led to a focus group forming to explore ideas on how this could be addressed; a short term vision was the creation of an area (Oasis) in the Chaplaincy centre and longer term in other areas across the whole hospital. These areas would have an ambience of calm and relaxation where the use of colour, sound, aroma's and touch would be used to help in the reduction of stress and anxiety, this may be from forthcoming surgery, procedures or life in general from traumatic circumstances. The potential impact of this would be to aid recovery, potentially reduce other stress related illness and improve general well-being using strategies to include relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques and aromatherapy hand massage. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 08/2015; 21(3):173-80. DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.06.001
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents a pilot project implementing a mindfulness-based stress reduction program among traumatized youth in foster and kinship care over 10 weeks. Forty-two youth participated in this randomized controlled trial that used a mixed-methods (quantitative, qualitative, and physiologic) evaluation. Youth self-report measuring mental health problems, mindfulness, and stress were lower than anticipated, and the relatively short time-frame to teach these skills to traumatized youth may not have been sufficient to capture significant changes in stress as measured by electrocardiograms. Main themes from qualitative data included expressed competence in managing ongoing stress, enhanced self-awareness, and new strategies to manage stress. We share our experiences and recommendations for future research and practice, including focusing efforts on younger youth, and using community-based participatory research principles to promote engagement and co-learning. CLINICALTRIALS.GOV: Protocol Registration System ID NCT01708291. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 06/2015; 21(3). DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.06.007
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    ABSTRACT: Pregnancy and childbirth constitute a time of transition in women's lives. Many women turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) during pregnancy. However, little is known about women's experiences of CAM in relation to their pregnancy and childbirth journey. a narrative study aimed to gain insight into the experiences of women who use CAM in pregnancy and to explore the contribution CAM made to their pregnancy and childbirth journey. Interviews were conducted with 14 women who had used a range of CAMs during pregnancy and birth. Data analysis focussed on the meaning and significance of CAM use in pregnancy and a number of core themes emerged. This paper presents some findings from this research which reveals a narrative genre that can be defined as transformational. CAM has a positive transformational effect on women's experience of pregnancy and childbirth. Women's narratives illustrate the positive impact of CAM on the subjective experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.05.006
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of the Program Yoga and Health Promotion offered to 18 participants, lecturers, workers and students of the State University of Campinas, Brazil. The program aimed at favoring well-being in relation to their physical, emotional and mental condition. Practitioners completed the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile to identify the symptoms and the perception of self-reported well-being, and the T test was applied to the results of the participants' profiles before and after the program. Narratives were used based on trigger phrases. Seven categories (self-control; self-perception; well-being; body awareness; balance; mind-body; reflexivity), were identified through thematic analysis. The results were discussed according to the triangulation of methods. 14 participants scored better profiles, with a p-value <0.05. As regards the narratives, there were no negative perceptions about the yoga practice. yoga was a positive intervention for the group of participants. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.05.005
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    ABSTRACT: Our ongoing efforts to demonstrate effectiveness of care examined the quality of life (QoL) and patient satisfaction of chiropractic patients presenting for care in a PBRN. In addition to socio-demographic and clinical care information, we examined visit-specific satisfaction and QoL using the RAND VSQ and PROMIS-29, respectively. Our study population was comprised of 126 subjects (average age = 39.68; 97 females). The majority of respondents presented with musculoskeletal complaints with an average mean duration of 7.188 years. The mean PROMIS-25 mean T Scores were: depression (47.80); pain interference (53.49); fatigue (51.02); physical function (49.02); satisfaction with social role (52.10); anxiety (50.14); and sleep disturbance (49.88). The VSQ9 mean score was 93.4% indicating high satisfaction. Adults attending care in a chiropractic PBRN were able to successfully complete the PROMIS29 and VSQ9 instruments. Future longitudinal studies should quantify the minimal clinically important difference in mean T score changes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.05.003
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Hop on early menopausal symptoms and hot flashes. In this randomized controlled trial, 120 women were randomly allocated into two groups, receiving the Hop or placebo tablets for 12 weeks. Early menopausal symptoms were assessed using Greene scale and hot flashes were recorded in a diary before, and 4, 8 and 12 weeks after intervention. The mean Greene score was significantly lower in the Hop group than the placebo group at the end of weeks 4 (adjusted difference: -10.0, 95% confidence interval: -11.1--8.9), 8 (-18.6, -20.1--17.1) and 12 (-23.4, -25.1--21.6). The number of hot flashes was significantly lower in the Hop group than the control group during the weeks 4 (-8.4, -9.8--7.1), 8 (-17.1, -14.9--19.3) and 12 (-23.8, -21.1--26.4). Hop effectively reduced the early menopausal symptoms. This study was approved (code 91209) by the Ethic Committee of Tabriz university of Medical Sciences and registered at the Iranian registry of clinical trials, with IRCT 2013010110324N7 on April 2013. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.05.001
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    ABSTRACT: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) has been applied for pain relief after surgical procedures. This study evaluated whether TENS after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), in addition to opioid administration, decreased postoperative pain and pain medication use. In a controlled trial, 56 patients scheduled to undergo VATS were randomly assigned to TENS plus opioids (Group 1) or opioids alone (Group 2) for 48 h. Forty patients completed the study. Pain scores and use of oral morphine equivalents (OMEs) were not significantly different between the groups during the first and second 24 h. A decreased use of OMEs between the first and second 24 h was significant for Group 1 (P = .005) but not for Group 2 (P = .11); a decreased use of OMEs between groups was not significant (P = .35). A larger, well-powered clinical trial is indicated to evaluate the effects of TENS for pain control after a VATS procedure. Clinical Trial No.: NCT01046695. Crown Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.04.002
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba as a complementary therapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children and adolescents with ADHD received methylphenidate (20-30 mg/day) plus either G. biloba (80-120 mg/day) or placebo for 6 weeks. Parent and teacher forms of the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV) were completed at baseline, week 2, and week 6. Treatment response was defined as 27% improvement from baseline in the ADHD-RS-IV. Compared with placebo, more reduction was observed with G. biloba regarding ADHD-RS-IV parent rating inattention score (-7.74 ± 1.94 vs. -5.34 ± 1.85, P < 0.001) and total score (-13.1 ± 3.36 vs. -10.2 ± 3.01, P = 0.001) as well as teacher rating inattention score (-7.29 ± 1.90 vs. -5.96 ± 1.52, P = 0.004). Response rate was higher with G. biloba compared with placebo based on parent rating (93.5% vs. 58.6%, P = 0.002). The G. biloba is an effective complementary treatment for ADHD. Further studies with longer treatment duration are warranted in this regard. IRCT2014111519958N1. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 04/2015; 21(2). DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.04.001
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    ABSTRACT: Up to 20% of women experience postpartum depression (PPD). PPD is associated with anxiety and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Efficacious treatments are critical; many women with PPD prefer complementary therapies. Thus, the current study examined yoga as a complementary therapy for PPD. Fifty-seven postpartum women with scores ≥12 on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale were randomly assigned to a yoga (N = 28) or wait-list control (N = 29) group. The yoga intervention consisted of 16 classes over 8 weeks. Outcomes were depression, anxiety, and HRQOL. The yoga group experienced significantly greater rate of improvement in depression, anxiety, and HRQOL, relative to the control group with moderate to large effects. Reliable Change Index analyses revealed that 78% of women in the yoga group experienced clinically significant change. These findings support yoga as a promising complementary therapy for PPD, and warrant large-scale replication studies. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 04/2015; 21(2). DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.03.003
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate acute cardiac response and heart rate variability (HRV) when listening to differing forms of music. Eleven healthy men aged between 18 and 25 years old were included in the study. HRV was recorded at rest for ten minutes with no music, then were asked to listen to classical baroque or heavy metal music for a period of 20 min. It was noted that heart rate variability did not affect HRV indices for time and frequency. In conclusion, music with different tempos does not influence cardiac autonomic regulation in men. However more studies are suggested to explore this topic in greater detail.
    Complementary therapies in clinical practice 05/2014; 20(2):130-4. DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2013.09.004