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A Systematic Review of Beliefs Involved in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
People might be attracted to and use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) because they hold beliefs that are congruent with CAM. This article collates, examines and synthesizes the evidenceExpand
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Who Uses CAM? A Narrative Review of Demographic Characteristics and Health Factors Associated with CAM Use
  • F. Bishop, G. Lewith
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Evidence-based complementary and alternative…
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A narrative review collates and evaluates the evidence concerning the demographic characteristics and health status factors associated with CAM use in community-based non-clinical populations. Expand
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Prevalence of Complementary Medicine Use in Pediatric Cancer: A Systematic Review
CONTEXT: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used by pediatric patients with cancer, but the actual frequency of CAM use is undetermined. OBJECTIVE: In this systematic review we summarizeExpand
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Depression and anxiety in prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence rates
Objectives To systematically review the literature pertaining to the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with prostate cancer as a function of treatment stage. Design Systematic reviewExpand
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Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain
Objective To determine the effectiveness of lessons in the Alexander technique, massage therapy, and advice from a doctor to take exercise (exercise prescription) along with nurse deliveredExpand
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A Systematic Literature Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prevalence in EU
Background: Studies suggest that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used in the European Union (EU). We systematically reviewed data, reporting research quality and the prevalenceExpand
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Placebo controls for acupuncture studies.
Many studies of acupuncture treatment are seriously flawed by methodological problems. Poor design, inadequate measures and statistical analysis, lack of follow-up data and sub-standard treatment areExpand
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Expectancy and belief modulate the neuronal substrates of pain treated by acupuncture
We explored the cerebral consequences of needling and expectation with real acupuncture, placebo acupuncture and skin-prick, using a single-blind, randomized crossover design with 14 patients suffering from painful osteoarthritis. Expand
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Complementary and alternative medicine whole systems research: beyond identification of inadequacies of the RCT.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) often consists of whole systems of care (such as naturopathic medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)) that combine a wide range of modalities toExpand
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