Clinical trials of meditation practices in health care: characteristics and quality.

  title={Clinical trials of meditation practices in health care: characteristics and quality.},
  author={Maria B. Ospina and Kenneth Bond and Mohammad Karkhaneh and Nina Buscemi and Donna M. Dryden and Vernon Barnes and Linda Ellen Carlson and J. Dusek and David Shannahoff-Khalsa},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={14 10},
OBJECTIVE To provide a descriptive overview of the clinical trials assessing meditation practices for health care. DESIGN Systematic review of the literature. Comprehensive searches were conducted in 17 electronic bibliographic databases through September 2005. Other sources of potentially relevant studies included hand searches, reference tracking, contacting experts, and gray literature searches. Included studies were clinical trials with 10 or more adult participants using any meditation… 

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