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Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies By George Thomas Lewith

Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies by George Thomas Lewith

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Summary

There is a considerable interest in research related to complementary therapies, to establish a base of research results which will support practice. This book analyses the key questions often asked and the controversies debated in complementary medicine research, and offers guidance written by experts in this field.

Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies Summary

Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies: Principles, Problems and Solutions by George Thomas Lewith

There is a considerable and increasing interest in research related to complementary therapies, to establish a base of research results which will support practice. However, not all therapies can be treated the same way, either from the same perspective of what health and treatment are, or channelled through the process of randomised controlled trials. This book analyses the key questions often asked and the controversies debated in complementary medicine research, and offers clear guidance written by experts in this field.

About George Thomas Lewith

George Lewith is a past Editor of the Harcourt journal "Complementary Therapies in Medicine" and has long been a leading figure in Complementary Medicinein the UK. Wayne Jones is a past director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the USA and, similarly, is one of the highest profile professionals in CAM today. Harald Walach is also known and respected in Europe and internationally in CAM.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Methods and Strategies: Balanced research strategies for complementary and alternative medicine. The role of outcomes research in evaluating complementary and alternative medicine. Inspiration and perspiration: what every researcher needs to know before they start. Possible research strategies for evaluating CAM interventions. Evaluating complementary medicine: lessons to be learned from evaluation research. Improving patient care in complementary medicine: using clinical audit. The placebo effect in complementary medicine. Conducting multicenter and large trials in complementary and alternative medicine. The importance of patient selection. Investigating the safety of complementary medicine. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses. Economic evaluation of complementary therapies. Section 2 The Therapies: Herbal medicine. Homeopathy. Manual therapies. Massage therapy research methods. Research aspects of environmental medicine. Acupuncture research methodology. Research methodology for studies of prayer and distant healing. Clinical research in naturopathic medicine. Index.

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GOR002935057
9780443063671
0443063672
Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies: Principles, Problems and Solutions by George Thomas Lewith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
2001-09-20
392
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