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Niki Munk, Sarah Shue, Emilee Freeland, Rick Ralston, Karen T Boulanger
INTRODUCTION: Case reports are a fundamental tool through which therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) practitioners can inform research and impact their field by detailing the presentation, treatment, and follow-up of a single individual encountered in practice. Inconsistencies in case reporting limit their impact as fundamental sources of clinical evidence. Using the TMB-adapted CAse REport (CARE) guidelines, the current study sought to provide a rich description regarding the reporting quality of TMB practitioner authored TMB case reports in the literature...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Antony Porcino
If the practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) is to become evidence-informed, practitioners, educators, and presenters must better develop their research literacy and critical appraisal skills. Given that the IJTMB supports the publication of case reports as one fundamental form of knowledge development within the fields of TMB, it is imperative that researchers, educators, and practitioners know the difference between case reports and similar, but unrelated, forms of research. There are legal and ethical implications that must be carefully considered for each form of research or reporting...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
David S Black, Chun Nok Lam, Nathalie T Nguyen, Ugonna Ihenacho, Jane C Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: Complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis is not well documented. Understanding the prevalence and patterns of CIH use among Hispanics offers insights to uncover potential needs for clinical services. DESIGN: Participants were age 21 years or older with a first-time diagnosis of CRC from population-based cancer registries in California. In-person and/or telephone-based interviews were administered to collect data on CIH use...
June 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Agnete Meldgaard Hansen
Care work for elderly people has been characterised as dirty work, owing to its proximity to the (dys)functions and discharges of aged bodies and the notions of disease, decay and death associated with the idea of old age. However, a wave of reform programmes in Danish municipalities promoting rehabilitative care practices aiming to empower, train and activate elderly citizens provides opportunities for homecare workers to renegotiate their status and reconstruct their work and occupational identities with a cleaner and more optimistic image...
September 2016: Sociology of Health & Illness
Sandra L Gustafson
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a complex neurological disorder characterized by episodic, neurogenic, cerebrovascular inflammation and hypersensitization of brain tissues and the central nervous system, causing severe pain and debility. Research literature points mostly to pharmaceutical prophylactic and symptomatic treatments, nonpharmaceutical, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, acupuncture, massage and bodywork studies, and none has been published on Bowenwork for migraine intervention...
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Joeri Calsius, Jozef De Bie, Raf Hertogen, Raf Meesen
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are a considerable presenting problem in general practice. Alexithymia and difficulties with mental elaboration of bodily arousal are hypothesized as a key mechanism in MUS. In turn, this inability influences the embodied being and participating of these patients in the world, which is coined as 'the lived body' and underlies what is mostly referred to as body awareness (BA). The present article explores a more innovative hypothesis how hands-on bodywork can influence BA and serve as a rationale for a body integrated psychotherapeutic approach of MUS...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
David S Black, Michael J Li, Ugonna Ihenacho, Nathalie T Nguyen, Maria de Fatima Reyes, Joel Milam, Mary Ann Pentz, Jane C Figueiredo
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to determine individual and shared levels of psychosocial, behavioral, and symptomological health characteristics among Hispanics with recent history of cancer and their primary social support person (PSSP) in the years following diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Recruited from a population-based cohort study were 409 Hispanic patients with a previous diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Forty-seven patients identified a PSSP, who assists with medical decision-making and health-related matters, who also participated in the study...
September 2016: Psycho-oncology
Tracy Taylor
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July 2015: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Bridget Ryan
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March 18, 2015: Nursing Standard
Jill R Johnson, Daniel J Crespin, Kristen H Griffin, Michael D Finch, Jeffery A Dusek
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the effectiveness of integrative medicine (IM) therapies on pain and anxiety among oncology inpatients. METHODS: Retrospective data obtained from electronic medical records identified patients with an oncology International Classification of Diseases-9 code who were admitted to a large Midwestern hospital between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012. Outcomes were change in patient-reported pain and anxiety, rated before and after individual IM treatment sessions, using a numeric scale (0-10)...
November 2014: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
Jill R Johnson, Daniel J Crespin, Kristen H Griffin, Michael D Finch, Rachael L Rivard, Courtney J Baechler, Jeffery A Dusek
BACKGROUND: Pain and anxiety occurring from cardiovascular disease are associated with long-term health risks. Integrative medicine (IM) therapies reduce pain and anxiety in small samples of hospitalized cardiovascular patients within randomized controlled trials; however, practice-based effectiveness research has been limited. The goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of IM interventions (i.e., bodywork, mind-body and energy therapies, and traditional Chinese medicine) on pain and anxiety measures across a cardiovascular population...
2014: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Antony J Porcino, Stacey A Page, Heather S Boon, Marja J Verhoef
INTRODUCTION: Obtaining informed consent from competent patients is essential to the ethical delivery of health care, including therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB). The informed consent process used by TMB practitioners has not been previously studied. Little information is available about the practice of informed consent in a treatment-focused environment that may involve multiple decision points, use of multiple TMB therapies, or both. METHODS: As part of a larger study on the process of providing TMB therapy, 19 practitioners were asked about obtaining informed consent during practice...
December 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Mary Lillias Wakefield
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to a group of conditions resulting from compression of the neurovascular structures of the thoracic outlet. The parameters for physical therapy include myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular therapy (NMT), muscle strengthening, and stretching. This case study examined the effects of neuromuscular therapy, massage, and other manual therapies on a 56-year-old female presenting with bilateral numbness over the forearms and hands on waking...
December 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Carol Geisler, Corjena Cheung, Stasia Johnson Steinhagen, Peggy Neubeck, Alvina D Brueggeman
PURPOSE: The study aims are to (a) describe nurse practitioners' (NPs') belief in effectiveness, knowledge, referral, and use of complementary/alternative therapies (C/ATs), (b) explore the initiation of C/AT dialogue between NPs and their patients, and (c) examine the relationships between demographic variables and NP C/AT knowledge, beliefs, use, referrals. DATA SOURCES: A mixed-method cross-sectional online survey of licensed NPs (N = 2874) from a Midwestern state was analyzed using descriptive statistics, thematic analysis, and content analysis...
July 2015: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Erdogan Kavlak, Nihal Büker, Filiz Altug, Ali Kitis
BACKGROUND: Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) or Manipulation is a bodywork technique which lies at the interface between alternative approaches. The autonomic balancing responses to CTM can be useful in the treatment of anxiety. AIM: This study was planned to investigate the effects of connective tissue mobilization (CTM) on quality of life and emotional status in healthy subjects. Design; Prospective trial, Setting; Treatment and Population. The study was conducted on 100 volunteers (students)...
2014: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
Niki Munk, Karen Boulanger
Case reports provide the foundation of practice-based evidence for therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB), as well as many other health-related fields. To improve the consistency of information contained in case reports, the CARE (CAse REport) Group developed and published a set of guidelines for the medical community to facilitate systematic data collection ( Because of the differences between the practice of medicine and TMB, modifying some sections of the CARE guidelines is necessary to make them compatible with TMB case reports...
September 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Astrid P Jespersen, Julie Bønnelycke, Hanne H Eriksen
Concern about obesity has prompted numerous public health campaigns that urge people to be more physically active. The campaigns often include normative statements and attempt to impose restrictions on individuals' lives without considering the complexities of daily life. We suggest that broadening the focus to reflect everyday practices would foster better targeted public health campaigns. This article is based on our participation in FINE, a multidisciplinary Danish research project. The core methodology of FINE was a randomised controlled trial in which 61 moderately overweight men were put into different exercise groups...
June 2014: Sociology of Health & Illness
Kai-Yin Hsu, Julie E Dunn, Ylisabyth S Bradshaw, Lisa Conboy
OBJECTIVES: To understand the following about patients using an acupuncture teaching clinic: (1) sociodemographic characteristics and main complaints and (2) self-reported level of patient-centered outcomes regarding pain management. METHODS/DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SUBJECTS: A total of 458 new patients at NESA clinic during October 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 were enrolled in the study. INTERVENTIONS: A variety of styles of Oriental medicine, primarily Chinese and Japanese style acupuncture and also heat treatments (MOXA or heat lamps) and Tui Na (Asia bodywork)...
September 2014: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Whitney Lowe, Niki Munk, Antony Porcino
The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB) has as its core a key interest in and mission to develop the practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork by contributing to the field's body of knowledge. The IJTMB Editorial Board understands that one's daily practice provides the initial testing ground for the development of practice-based knowledge and, ultimately, expertise. Consequently, this practice-based knowledge and experience provides fertile ground for research ideas that further refine our understanding and come full circle to enhance clinical efficacy...
June 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Karen Anne Wolf
Nursing is grounded in care of the body. This article examines nursing as bodywork, as experienced intersubjectively by nurses together with patients and collectively as a body within the health care labor force. The relation of nurses to the body generates conflicting and contradictory social meanings from intimate and sacred work to dirty work. Such meanings have contributed to stigmatizing the work and the worker within the labor force as well contributing to an ongoing stratification in the labor force as nurses have shifted bodywork "to lower level" or ancillary workers...
April 2014: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
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