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

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  • Health complaints before and at one and five years after removal of dental amalgam restorations - data from a prospective cohort study in Norway 

    Sinha, Nivedita; Hamre, Harald Johan; Musial, Frauke; Werner, Erik Lønnmark; Björkman, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-05-03)
    Objective: Health complaints attributed to dental amalgam fillings comprise both intraoral and general health complaints. There are data suggesting that patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) attributed to amalgam fillings show improvement in symptoms after removal of all amalgam fillings. However, data indicating changes of specific health complaints are limited. This study ...
  • Supporting Personal Growth in Childhood, Adolescent and Young-Adult Cancer Survivors Through Challenges in Nature — A Qualitative Study of WAYA Wilderness Programme Participation 

    Jong, Mats; Stub, Trine; Jong, Miek. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-03-08)
    Background - Childhood, adolescent and young-adult (AYA) cancer survivors often experience health problems due to late or long-term effects of their cancer or the treatment thereof. The general population gains health benefits from immersion in nature, and nature-based programmes seem to be an intervention that can promote health among childhood and AYA cancer survivors.<p> <p>Objective - To ...
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation for chronic headaches, a randomized, controlled trial 

    Hervik, Jill Angela; Vika, Karl Solbue; Stub, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-02-27)
    Background and objectives: Chronic headaches are a frequent cause of pain and disability. The purpose of this randomized trial was to examine whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applied to the primary motor cortex, reduces pain and increases daily function in individuals suffering from primary chronic headache.<p> <p>Materials and methods: A prospective, randomized, controlled ...
  • Recommendations for the development, implementation, and reporting of control interventions in efficacy and mechanistic trials of physical, psychological, and self-management therapies: the CoPPS Statement 

    Hohenschurz-Schmidt, David; Vase, Lene; Scott, Whitney; Annoni, Marco; Ajayi, Oluwafemi K; Barth, Jürgen; Bennell, Kim; Berna, Chantal; Bialosky, Joel; Braithwaite, Felicity; Finnerup, Nanna B.; de C Williams, Amanda C; carlino, elisa; Ceritelli, Francesco; Chaibi, Aleksander; Cherkin, Dan; Colloca, Luana; Cote, Pierre; Darnall, Beth D; Evans, Roni; Fabre, Laurent; Faria, Vanda; French, Simon D; Gerger, Heike; Häuser, Winfried; Hinman, Rana S.; Ho, Dien; Janssens, Thomas; Jensen, Karin; Johnston, Chris; Juhl Lunde, Sigrid; Keefe, Francis; Kerns, Robert D; Koechlin, Helen; Kongsted, Alice; Michener, Lori A; Moerman, Daniel E; Musial, Frauke; Newell, David; Nicholas, Michael; Palermo, Tonya M; Palermo, Sara; Peerdeman, Kaya J.; Pogatzky-Zahn, Esther M; Puhl, Aaron A; Roberts, Lisa; Rossettini, Giacomo; Tomczak Matthiesen, Susan; Underwood, Martin; Vaucher, Paul; Vollert, Jan; Wartolowska, Karolina; Weimer, Katja; Werner, Christoph Patrick; Rice, Andrew S C; Draper-Rodi, Jerry (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-05-25)
    Control interventions (often called “sham,” “placebo,” or “attention controls”) are essential for studying the efficacy or mechanism of physical, psychological, and self-management interventions in clinical trials. This article presents core recommendations for designing, conducting, and reporting control interventions to establish a quality standard in non-pharmacological intervention research. A ...
  • Different Outcomes According to Needling Point Location Used in Sham Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Pain: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis 

    Lee, Boram; Kwon, Chan-Young; Lee, Hye Won; Nielsen, Arya; Wieland, L. Susan; Kim, Tae-Hun; Birch, Stephen; Alræk, Terje; Lee, Myeong Soo (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-12-17)
    Numerous acupuncture studies have been conducted on cancer-related pain; however, its efficacy compared to sham acupuncture remains controversial. We confirmed whether the outcome of acupuncture differs according to the needling points of sham acupuncture for cancer-related pain. We searched 10 databases on 23 May 2023 to screen acupuncture trials using sham acupuncture or waiting list as controls ...
  • Mapping of systematic reviews on traditional medicine across health conditions: A protocol for a systematic map 

    Ang, Lin; Song, Eunhye; Jong, Maria Catharina; Alræk, Terje; Vellinga, Barbara Wider; Choi, Tae-Young; Jun, Ji Hee; Lee, Boram; Choi, Yujin; Lee, Hye Won; Yang, Changsop; Lee, Myeong Soo (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-12-11)
    Introduction - Traditional medicine (TM) is an important part of healthcare either as the main healthcare system or as a complement to conventional medicine. The effectiveness of TM has been assessed in clinical trials that have been synthesised into thousands of systematic reviews (SRs). This study is commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is aimed at providing a systematic map of ...
  • Global research trends of sham acupuncture: A bibliometric analysis 

    Lee, Boram; Kwon, Chan-Young; Lee, Ye-Seul; Alræk, Terje; Birch, Stephen; Lee, Hye Won; Ang, Lin; Lee, Myeong Soo (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-10-30)
    Objective - Sham acupuncture has been used as a control in acupuncture efficacy trials. However, questions have been raised about whether it is a physiologically inert placebo. We aimed to understand global research trends and provide guidance for future research by conducting a bibliometric analysis of sham acupuncture studies.<p> <p>Methods - Journal articles published to date related to sham ...
  • Behandling av senskader hos kreftpasienter 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Bjelland, Mona (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023)
    En ny norsk studie utført av Kreftforeningen og Nasjonalt forskningssenter innen komplementær og alternativ medisin (NAFKAM) har undersøkt omfanget av senskader etter kreft og kreftbehandling i Norge og har kartlagt hvilke alternative behandlingsformer som brukes for å håndtere disse utfordringene.
  • Effectiveness and potential mechanism of Jiawei-Xiaoyao-San for hyperthyroidism: a systematic review 

    Ma, Wenxin; Zhang, Xiaowen; Zhao, Ruotong; Tang, Yang; Zhu, Xiaoyun; Liu, Longkun; Xu, Mingyuan; Wang, Ge; Peng, Peiyue; Liu, Jianping; Liu, Zhaolan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-09-13)
    Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and potential mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine Jiawei-Xiaoyao-San (JWXYS) as an adjunct or mono- therapy for antithyroid drugs (ATDs) in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.<p> <p>Methods: Eight databases and three trial registries were searched from inception until May 2023. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included and meta-analysis was ...
  • Mercury, silver and selenium in serum before and after removal of amalgam restorations: results from a prospective cohort study in Norway 

    Björkman, Lars; Musial, Frauke; Alræk, Terje; Werner, Erik Lønnmark; Hamre, Harald J. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-11-16)
    Objective A prospective cohort study on changes of health complaints after removal of amalgam restorations was carried out at the request of the Norwegian Directorate of Health. The aim was to provide and evaluate experimental treatment to patients with health complaints attributed to dental amalgam fillings. <p><p>Methods Patients (n = 32) with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS), which ...
  • A randomized controlled pilot study assessing feasibility and safety of a wilderness program for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors: the WAYA study 

    Jong, Maria Catharina; Dahlqvist, Heléne; Lown, E. Anne; Schats, Winnie; Beckman, Lars; Jong, Mats (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-08-08)
    Background The majority of childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors suffers from long-lasting health issues following cancer treatment. It is therefore critical to explore effective health promotion strategies to address their needs. Exposure to nature is a promising approach to support the needs of young cancer survivors. This study investigated whether it is feasible to ...
  • Program evaluation of a wilderness experience for adolescents facing cancer: A time in nature to heal, connect and find strength 

    Lown, E. Anne; Otto, Heather Rose; Norton, Christine Lynn; Jong, Maria Catharina; Jong, Mats (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-10-03)
    Objective Despite advances in cancer treatment and increased survival, adolescents in treatment for cancer often suffer from psychosocial distress, negative mood, and chronic health problems. Wilderness therapy is considered a promising program to address psychosocial issues among adolescents with mental or behavioral health issues. There is little research on whether it may benefit adolescents in ...
  • The resilience of Jewish communities living in the diaspora: a scoping review 

    Meijer, Judith E. M.; Machielse, Anja; Smid, Geert E.; Schats, Winnie; Jong, Maria Catharina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-08-16)
    Introduction: Throughout history, Jewish communities have been exposed to collectively experienced traumatic events. Little is known about the role that the community plays in the impact of these traumatic events on Jewish diaspora people. This scoping review aims to map the concepts of the resilience of Jewish communities in the diaspora and to identify factors that influence this resilience.<p> ...
  • Publication status and reporting quality of case reports on acupuncture-related adverse events: A systematic reviews of case studies 

    Kim, Tae-Hun; Lee, Myeong Soo; Birch, Stephen; Alræk, Terje; Norheim, Arne Johan; Kang, Jung Won (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-09-30)
    Introduction: Case reports on acupuncture-related adverse events (AEs) have been consistently published in the literature. This review aims to assess the current publication status of case reports on acupuncture-related AEs and evaluate their reporting quality in order to identify areas for improvement.<p> <p>Methods: This study is a systematic review (SR) of case reports. Studies describing cases ...
  • Needling Point Location Used in Sham Acupuncture for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis 

    Lee, Boram; Kwon, Chan-Young; Lee, Hye Won; Nielsen, Arya; Wieland, L Susan; Kim, Tae-Hun; Birch, Stephen; Alræk, Terje; Lee, Myeong Soo (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-09-06)
    IMPORTANCE When sham acupuncture is set as a control in evaluating acupuncture, the sham needling technique is usually different from acupuncture. However, the sham procedure is conducted either at the same points that are used for the acupuncture group or at nonindicated points.<p> <p>OBJECTIVE To assess whether the outcome of sham acupuncture varies according to the needling points in ...
  • Consequences of the pandemic for CAM therapists and their patients 

    Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Bergli, Tine Lillegård (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2022)
    In March 2020, the Norwegian authorities decided to shut down the country to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The lockdown of society resulted in many healthcare workers having to close their practice or comply with a requirement of two meters distance between patients and providers, and consultations of a maximum of 15 minutes. This also applied to the CAM providers. In collaboration with ...
  • «CAMCrossEurope» regulation – with an osteopathy focus. Will harmonization improve patient safety? 

    Wiesener, Solveig (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2013)
  • "CAMCrossEurope" regulation- Impact on patient safety- with focus on supervision 

    Wiesener, Solveig (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2015)
  • CAM in Europe - a complex legal and regulative situation. Will hamonized EU-wide regulation strengthen CAM research and practice? 

    Wiesener, Solveig; Fønnebø, Vinjar (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2011)
    <p><i>Background and objectives</i> The Pan-European research network CAMbrella was established under the 7th Framework Programme in 2010. One of the main aims is to review the legal and regulatory status for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and indicate how legal and regulatory differences can be taken into account both in research initiatives and efforts to secure equal access to health ...

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