Samlingen inneholder artikler, rapporter, konferansebidrag m.m. fra Nasjonalt forskningssenter innen komplementær og alternativ medisin

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  • The art of yoik in care: Sami caregivers' experiences in dementia in Northern Norway 

    Hämäläinen, Soile; Musial, Frauke; Graff, Ola; Schirmer, Henrik; Salamonsen, Anita; Mehus, Grete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-26)
    <i>Purpose</i>: Yoik is the traditional vocal art of the Sami, the indigenous people of Fennoscandia. The Sami people, their land and their culture have been subject to colonisation and assimilation for centuries, hence the practice of yoik was lost in many regions. Despite an increasing awareness of the benefits of health musicking, yoik is only sporadically included in musicking practices in ...
  • How Dangerous Is Your Mind: Are There Health-Related Risks of Placebo/Nocebo Responses? 

    Musial, Frauke; Enck, Paul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-05)
  • Why and how should we integrate biomarkers into complex trials? A discussion on paradigms and clinical research strategies 

    Musial, Frauke; Mist, Scott; Warber, Sarah; Kreitzer, Mary Jo; Ritenbaugh, Cheryl; Kessler, Christian (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-11)
    <i>Background</i>: Research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encounters a variety of challenges, such as potentially synergistic, multimodal, and complex interventions which are often dependent on the relationship between practitioner and patient, on specific settings, and on patients’ individual preferences, expectations, beliefs, and motivations. Moreover, patients seeking CAM care ...
  • Der «Leichtfuß», die Berge, das Meer und ich - mit dem Rollstuhl in die Arktik 

    Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-06-25)
  • An integrative review on the information and communication needs of parents of children with cancer regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicine 

    Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Overvåg, Grete; Jong, Miek C. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-17)
    <i>Background</i> - Parents often choose Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as a supportive agent with the aim to reduce cancer treatment-related symptoms in their children. Therefore, it is necessary to understand parents´ information and communication needs regarding CAM. The aim of the present study was to review the research literature as to identify the information and communication ...
  • Clinical effects and safety of Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Liang, Shi-bing; Liang, Chang-Hao; Yang, Si-Hong; Li, Yu-Qi; Tian, Zi-Yu; Robinson, Nicola; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-06)
    <i>Introduction</i> - Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a gastrointestinal disease with a high incidence and no effective drugs available. Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules (CGEC) is a compound preparation integrating Sijunzi Decoction and L-Glutamine. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical effects and safety of CGEC for IBS-D.<p> <p><i>Methods</i> ...
  • Mapping the concept, content and outcome of wilderness therapy for childhood cancer survivors: Protocol for a scoping review 

    Jong, Maria Catharina; Lown, Anne; Schats, Winnie; Otto, Heather Rose; Jong, Mats (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-03)
    <i>Introduction</i> - Long-term childhood cancer survivors are at risk for frailty and have significant health-related issues in adulthood. Various health promotion interventions have been proposed to enhance quality of life including wilderness therapy, which applies the impact of nature on health in a therapeutic context. Previous studies have described positive outcomes linked with various ...
  • Chinese herbal medicine for patients living with HIV in Guangxi province, China: an analysis of two registries 

    Sun, Jin; Jiang, Feng; Wen, Bin; Liu, Zhen-Wei; Han, Mei; Robinson, Nicola; McGrath, Nuala; Fei, Yu-Tong; Zhang, Ying; Li, Jing; Li, Wen-Yuan; Deng, Xin; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-25)
    Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is the recommended first line therapy for patients with HIV. Since 2004, Chinese government has provided free Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for Chinese HIV/AIDS patients. Data of living patients with HIV from the NFTCMP database and Center for Disease Control (CDC) database during 2003–2016 in Guangxi province was obtained and compared. Patients were divided into 3 ...
  • Use of traditional and complementary medicine among Norwegian cancer patients in the seventh survey of the Tromsø study 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Stub, Trine; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Hansen, Anne Helen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-29)
    <i>Background</i>: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is commonly used by cancer patients in Northern Norway, in particular spiritual forms like traditional healing. T&CM is mainly used complementary to conventional cancer treatment and is rarely discussed with conventional health care providers, increasing the risk of negative interaction with conventional cancer care. The aim of this ...
  • Prevalence, and health- and sociodemographic associations for visits to traditional and complementary medical providers in the seventh survey of the Tromsø study 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Musial, Frauke; Stub, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-11)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Patient-centered culturally sensitive health care (PC-CSHC) has emerged as a primary approach to health care. This care focuses on the cultural diversity of the patients rather than the views of the health care professionals. PC-CSHC enables the patient to feel comfortable, respected, and trusted in the health care delivery process. As users of traditional and complementary ...
  • Clinical Presentation of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Prospective Study on Symptom Diversity and Modification of Questionnaire Application 

    Broderik, Ryan; Fuchs, Karl-Hermann; Breithaupt, Wolfram; Varga, Gabor; Schulz, Thomas; Babic, Benjamin; Lee, Arielle; Musial, Frauke; Horgan, Santiago (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-12)
    <p><i>Introduction - </i>Symptoms occurring in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) such as heartburn, regurgitation, thoracic pain, epigastric pain, respiratory symptoms, and others can show a broad overlap with symptoms from other foregut disorders. The goal of this study is the accurate assessment of symptom presentation in GERD. <p><i>Methods - </i>Patients with foregut symptoms were ...
  • Differences and similarities between users of traditional healing and other CAM modalities in the seventh survey of the Tromsø Study 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Musial, Frauke; Stub, Trine (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2019-05)
  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain – A Mega-Placebo? 

    Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-17)
    Several control conditions, such as penetrating sham acupuncture and non-penetrating placebo needles, have been used in clinical trials on acupuncture effects in chronic pain syndromes. All these control conditions are surprisingly effective with regard to their analgesic properties. These findings have fostered a discussion as to whether acupuncture is merely a placebo. Meta-analyses on the clinical ...
  • Use of traditional and complementary medicine among Norwegian cancer patients in the 7th Tromsø study 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Stub, Trine; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Hansen, Anne Helen (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2019-10)
    <i>Background</i> - Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is commonly used by cancer patients in Northern Norway, in particular spiritual forms like traditional healing. T&CM is mainly used complementary to conventional cancer treatment and is rarely discussed with the patient’s conventional health care providers, increasing the risk of negative interaction with conventional cancer care. The ...
  • Do patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and somatoform tendencies benefit from antireflux surgery? 

    Fuchs, Hans Friedrich; Babic, Benjamin; Fuchs, Karl-Hermann; Breithaupt, Wolfram; Varga, Garbor; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-21)
    <p><i>BACKGROUND - </i>The clinical presentation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) shows a large symptom variation also in different intensities among patients. As several studies have shown, there is a large overlap in the symptomatic spectrum between proven GERD and other disorders such as dyspepsia, functional heartburn and/or somatoform disorders. <p><i>AIM - </i>To prospectively ...
  • Recruitment and inclusion procedures as "pain killers" in clinical trials? 

    Nothnagel, Helen; Brown Menard, Martha; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Norheim, Arne Johan; Weiss, Thomas; Puta, Christian; Mist, Scott D; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-03)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Recruitment and inclusion procedures in clinical trials are time critical. This holds particularly true for studies investigating patients with fluctuating symptom patterns, like those with chronic neck pain. In a feasibility study on neck pain, we found a clinically relevant decrease in pain ratings within the recruitment period. This paper analyses the phenomenon and gives ...
  • Chinese herbal medicine Dengzhan Shengmai capsule as adjunctive treatment for ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials 

    Yang, Xiao-Ying; Wang, Li-Qiong; Li, Jin-Gen; Liang, Ning; Wang, Ying; Liu, Jian-Ping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-09)
    <i>Objective</i>: The existing eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were critically appraised for the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal medicine Dengzhan Shenmai for ischemic stroke.<p> <p><i>Design</i>: Systematic review and meta-analysis (CRD42016042914, http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO). Methods: Six electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2016. Risk ratio ...
  • Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of atopic eczema in children under 14 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 

    Lu, Chun-Li; Lui, Xue-han; Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Liang, Shi-bing; Wang, Xiao; Bai, Xue; Norheim, Arne Johan; Musial, Frauke; Alræk, Terje; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-26)
    <i>Background</i>: Due to limitations of conventional medicine for atopic eczema (AE), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used as an alternative, maintaining, or simultaneous treatment for AE. We aimed to evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of CAM for children with AE under 14 years old.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: We searched for randomized trials on CAM in 12 Chinese and ...
  • The significance of cultural norms and clinical logics for the perception of possible relapse in rural Northern Norway – sensing symptoms of cancer 

    Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Foss, Nina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-31)
    Little is known about the process from experiencing indeterminate bodily sensations to perceiving them as possible symptoms of cancer relapse. We explore how such processes are related to local values and to clinical practice in rural Northern Norway. One-year ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in a coastal village involving ten key participants residing in the village who had undergone cancer ...
  • Placebo by proxy expectations toward acupuncture change over time: A survey comparing parental expectations to acupuncture pre- and postoperatively 

    Liodden, Ingrid Elisabeth; Pripp, Are Hugo; Norheim, Arne Johan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-14)
    <i>Background</i>: Patients entering a treatment have expectancy to outcome based on their previous experience, the information received, and the credibility of the treatment. Once the treatment has started, patients may detect and interpret contextual cues and somatic state. Influenced and conditioned by positive or negative interpretations, their reappraisal may improve or worsen the treatment ...

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