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

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  • Yoik in Sami elderly and dementia care – A potential for a culture sensitive music therapy? 

    Hämäläinen, Soile Päivikki; Salamonsen, Anita; Mehus, Grete; Schirmer, Henrik; Graff, Ola; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-17)
    <b> Introduction:</b> The positive impact of familiar, individualized and patient-preferred music in dementia care is acknowledged in the literature. However, traditional indigenous music practices in care contexts are less studied. This study focuses on yoik, a traditional vocal music of the indigenous Sami people of Fennoscandia. The aims of this exploratory study were to investigate key participants’ ...
  • Musculoskeletal injury symptoms among hired Latinx child farmworkers in North Carolina 

    Quandt, Sara A.; Arnold, Taylor J.; Talton, Jennifer W.; Miles, Christopher Owen; Mora, Dana Catalina; Arcury, Thomas A.; Daniel, Stephanie S. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-18)
    Background - Although children 10–17 years can be hired to work in agriculture, little research has addressed possible musculoskeletal injuries. Children may be at particular risk for these injuries because of the repetitive and load bearing nature of work tasks. Existing research relies on child workers to self-report musculoskeletal injuries.<p> <p>Methods - In 2017, 202 Latinx child farmworkers ...
  • The Use of the Bolk Model for Positive Health and Living Environment in the Development of an Integrated Health Promotion Approach: A Case Study in a Socioeconomically Deprived Neighborhood in The Netherlands 

    van Wietmarschen, Herman; Staps, Sjef; Meijer, Judith; Flinterman, Francisca; Jong, Miek (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-21)
    Background. Despite considerable efforts, health disparities between people with high and low socioeconomic status (SES) have not changed over the past decades in The Netherlands. To create a culture of health and an environment in which all people can flourish, a shift in focus is needed from disease management towards health promotion. The Bolk model for Positive Health and Living Environment ...
  • Prevalence and predictive factors of complementary medicine use during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 in the Netherlands 

    Mulder, Louise T; Busch, Martine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Nordberg, Johanna H.; Esther T., van der Werf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-15)
    Introduction: Major life changing events such as the COVID-19 pandemic may have major impact on one’s health and general well-being. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictive factors, including gender specifc diferences, of Complementary Medicine (CM) use (including CM consultations, self-care management and self-help techniques) during the frst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in ...
  • Adverse Effects of Andrographolide Derivative Medications Compared to the Safe use of Herbal Preparations of Andrographis paniculata: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Studies 

    Shang, Ya-xi; Shen, Chen; Stub, Trine; Zhu, Si-jia; Qiao, Shu-yu; Li, Yu-Qi; Wang, Rui-ting; Li, Jing; Liu, Jian-Ping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-20)
    Background and objective: Andrographis paniculata (AP) is a traditionally used herbaceous plant, whose main active constituent is andrographolide. Andrographolide derivative medications and herbal preparations of AP are often used to treat respiratory tract infections. This study aims to systematically evaluate the safety of andrographolide derivative medications and herbal preparations of AP ...
  • Structural Vulnerability and Occupational Injury Among Latinx Child Farmworkers in North Carolina 

    Arnold, Taylor J.; Arcury, Thomas A.; Quandt, Sara A.; Mora, Dana Catalina; Daniel, Stephanie S. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-13)
    Children as young as ten-years-old can legally work as hired farm labor in the United States. In North Carolina, many hired children are part of the Latinx farmworker community. Agriculture is a hazardous industry, and child workers experience high rates of injury, illness, and mortality. As part of a community-based participatory research study, we draw from thirty in-depth interviews with Latinx ...
  • Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 related Symptoms. A Population Based Cross-sectional Study in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Esther T., van der Werf; Stub, Trine; Musial, Frauke; Wider, Barbara; Jong, Miek; Danell, Jenny-Ann B.; Busch, Martine; Hoenders, H. J. Rogier; Nordberg, Johanna H.; Wode, Kathrin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-11-23)
    Objectives: The present study was initiated to determine consultations with health care providers and use of selfmanagement strategies for prevention or treatment of COVID-19 related symptoms in countries with a full lockdown (Norway), a partial lockdown (the Netherlands) and no lockdown (Sweden) during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and if such use correlates with worries of being ...
  • Acupuncture used as a method of peripheral nerve stimulation in chronic prostatitis: A case study 

    Hervik, Jill Angela; Stub, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-10)
    Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) is defined as chronic pelvic pain lasting for at least 3 months, often associated with lower urinary tract symptoms and/or sexual dysfunction [1]. Prostatitis is a common condition, with 35–50% of men affected by symptoms suggesting prostatitis during their lifetime. It is associated with negative psychological effects and substantial health ...
  • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

    Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Jong, Miek; Arcury, Thomas A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
    Background: Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ill.<p> <p>Method: ...
  • Validity and responsiveness of GHC-index in patients with amalgam-attributed health complaints 

    Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Robberstad, Bjarne; Hamre, Harald Johan; Alræk, Terje; Musial, Frauke; Björkman, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-10-15)
    Objective - Many patients have medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS); some of them attribute their health complaints to dental amalgam fillings. The aim of this study was to assess the validity and responsiveness of General Health Complaints index (GHC-index) for measuring the symptom load in MUPS patients compared to the widely used symptom outcome measure, Giessen Subjective Complaints ...
  • Historical perspectives on using sham acupuncture in acupuncture clinical trials 

    Birch, Stephen; Lee, Myeong Soo; Kim, Tae-Hun; Alræk, Terje (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-02)
    <i>Background</i> - Trials of acupuncture in the West began before textbooks about acupuncture were generally available. This placed trials at risk of possible faulty assumptions about the practice of acupuncture and adoption of problematic research assumptions and methods. Further, this lack of information has had an influence on the theories of developing a valid and reliable sham control treatment ...
  • Ginseng for Erectile Dysfunction: A Cochrane Systematic Review 

    Lee, Hye Won; Lee, Myeong Soo; Kim, Tae-Hun; Alræk, Terje; Zaslawski, Chris; Kim, Jong Wook; Moon, Du Geon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    The objectives of this study were to assess the effects of ginseng on erectile dysfunction. We searched multiple electronic databases from their inceptions to 30 January 2021 without restrictions by language. We included randomized or quasirandomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of any type of ginseng as a treatment for erectile dysfunction compared to placebo or conventional treatment. ...
  • Validity and responsiveness of EQ-5D-5L and SF-6D in patients with health complaints attributed to their amalgam fillings: a prospective cohort study of patients undergoing amalgam removal 

    Lamu, Admassu N.; Björkman, Lars; Hamre, Harald Johan; Alræk, Terje; Musial, Frauke; Robberstad, Bjarne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-17)
    <i>Background</i> - Evidence of health utility changes in patients who suffer from longstanding health complaints attributed to dental amalgam fillings are limited. The change in health utility outcomes enables calculating quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) and facilitates the comparison with other health conditions. The purpose of this study was to estimate the validity and responsiveness of the ...
  • Clinical reasoning in traditional medicine exemplified by the clinical encounter of Korean medicine: a narrative review 

    Kim, Tae-Hun; Alræk, Terje; Bian, Zhao-Xiang; Birch, Stephen; Bovey, Mark; Lee, Juah; Lee, Myeong Soo; Robinson, Nicola; Zaslawski, Christopher (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-11)
    Background - Clinical reasoning is generally defined as a way of thinking about diagnostic or therapeutic decision making in clinical practice. Different cognitive models have been proposed for the clinical reasoning process which takes place during the clinical encounter with a patient. This may have similarities with similar approaches used in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM). Jinchal, the clinical ...
  • A scoping review to map the concept, content, and outcome of wilderness programs for childhood cancer survivors 

    Jong, Mats; Lown, E. Anne; Schats, Winnie; Mills, Michelle L.; Otto, Heather Rose; Gabrielsen, Leiv Einar; Jong, Miek (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-06)
    Objectives - Systematic mapping of the concept, content, and outcome of wilderness programs for childhood cancer survivors.<p> <p>Design - Scoping review.<p> <p>Search strategy - Searches were performed in 13 databases and the grey literature. Included studies describe participation of childhood cancer survivors in wilderness programs where the role of nature had a contextual and therapeutic ...
  • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medisine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

    Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete E.; Jong, Miek C.; Arcury, Thomas A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
    Background - Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ill.<p> <p>Method ...
  • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

    Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Jong, Miek; Arcury, Thomas A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
    <i>Background</i> - Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ...
  • Severity of GERD and disease progression 

    Fuchs, Karl Hermann; DeMeester, T.R.; Otte, F.; Broderick, R.C.; Breithaupt, W.; Varga, G.; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-11)
    <i>Background</i> - Many factors may play a role in the severity and progression of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) since pathophysiology is multifactorial. Data regarding the progression of GERD are controversial: some reports of increased esophageal acid exposure (EAE) and mucosal damage were considered as evidence for a stable disease course, while others interprete these findings as disease ...
  • Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Norway: a cross-sectional survey with a modified Norwegian version of the international questionnaire to measure use of complementary and alternative medicine (I-CAM-QN) 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Quandt, Sara A.; Stub, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-16)
    <i>Background</i> - In recent decades complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been widely used worldwide as well as in Norway, where CAM is offered mainly outside the national health care service, mostly complementary to conventional treatment and fully paid for by the patients. With few exceptions, previous research has reported on frequency and associations of total CAM use in Norway ...
  • Removal of dental amalgam restorations in patients with health complaints attributed to amalgam: A prospective cohort study 

    Björkman, Lars; Musial, Frauke; Alræk, Terje; Werner, Erik Lønnmark; Weidenhammer, Wolfgang; Hamre, Harald Johan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-18)
    <i>Background</i> - The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services initiated a project including experimental treatment for patients with health complaints attributed to amalgam restorations.<br><br> <i>Objective</i> - The aim was to evaluate changes of general health complaints in patients who participated in the project and had all amalgam restorations removed.<br><br> <i>Methods</i> - ...

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