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Daniel Monnery, Esther Webb, Lorna Richardson, Jane Isaac, Laura Chapman
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of evidence supporting the benefits of palliative care day therapy services for patients with non-malignant diseases. Outcome measures in this setting are also lacking. AIM: To evaluate the use of the modified Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile 2 (MYMOP2) tool in tailoring day therapy services toward the needs of patients with non-malignant conditions Method: A single system, 'before and after' design quality improvement study was conducted...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Paul Crawford, Donald B Penzien, Remy Coeytaux
Background: Acupuncture is being offered to patients as part of routine medical care in selected military bases in the United States. There is little published information about the clinical outcomes associated with acupuncture in these clinical settings. Objective: The goal of this research was to assess clinical outcomes observed among adult patients who received acupuncture treatments at a United States Air Force medical center. Materials and Methods: This retrospective chart review was performed at the Nellis Family Medicine Residency in the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
Madelèn Vernooij, Frans Marcelissen
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this observational multicenter case series study was to assess patient reported outcome measures of health status following routine acupuncture treatment. DESIGN: Via the patient reported 'MYMOP2-online' questionnaire 110 pain patients reported three times (baseline, after four weeks, after sixteen weeks) whether changes in health status occurred following un-standardized routine acupuncture treatment. RESULTS: ANOVA for repeated measures showed that primary pain (-38...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Elizabeth Thompson, Petter Viksveen, Susan Barron
BACKGROUND: This study was initiated as part of a quality improvement audit process to create standards around goal setting with our patients to understand and improve outcomes of homeopathic treatment. METHOD: We used the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2) as a tool to assist clinicians in setting the treatment goals across a wide range of diagnoses and other complaints in routine clinical practice at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital. The data collected from the MYMOP2 is of significance in its own right and the results are now reported in this paper...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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
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
Ji-Eun Park, Sanghoon Hong, Minhee Lee, Taeseob Park, Kyungwon Kang, Heejung Jung, Kyung-Min Shin, Yan Liu, Misuk Shin, Sun-Mi Choi
CONTEXT: Hypertension treatments include sodium restriction, pharmacological management, and lifestyle modifications. Although many cases of hypertension can be controlled by medication, individuals may experience side effects or incur out-of-pocket expenses, and some may not comply with the treatment regimen. Although some previous studies have shown a favorable effect for qigong on hypertension, well-designed, rigorous trials evaluating the effect of qigong on hypertension are scarce...
July 2014: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang, Kun Hyung Kim, Min Hee Lee, Jung Eun Kim, Joo-Hee Kim, Seunghoon Lee, Mi-Suk Shin, So-Young Jung, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Kwon Eui Hong
OBJECTIVES: This was a randomized controlled pilot trial to evaluate the effectiveness of cupping therapy for neck pain in video display terminal (VDT) workers. METHODS: Forty VDT workers with moderate to severe neck pain were recruited from May, 2011 to February, 2012. Participants were randomly allocated into one of the two interventions: 6 sessions of wet and dry cupping or heating pad application. The participants were offered an exercise program to perform during the participation period...
2012: Journal of Occupational Health
Ji-Eun Park, Yan Liu, Taeseob Park, Sanghoon Hong, Jung-Eun Kim, Tae-Hun Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, So-Young Jung, Hyoju Park, Sun-Mi Choi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the prevalence of hypertension tends to increase with age. Current treatments for hypertension have side effects and poor adherence. Qigong has been studied as an alternative therapy for hypertension; however, the types of qigong used in those studies were diverse, and there have not been many well-designed randomized controlled trials.Our objectives are the following: 1) To evaluate the effects of qigong on blood pressure, health status and hormone levels for pre- or mild hypertension...
2011: Trials
Barbara I Polus, Amanda J Kimpton, Max J Walsh
BACKGROUND: The objective was to assess the use of the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2) and W-BQ12 well-being questionnaire for measuring clinical change associated with a course of chiropractic treatment. METHODS: Chiropractic care of the patients involved spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), mechanically assisted techniques, soft tissue therapy, and physiological therapeutic devices.Outcome measures used were MYMOP2 and the Well-Being Questionnaire 12 (W-BQ12)...
March 20, 2011: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Philip Harris, Rhian C Atkins, Tina Alwyn
BACKGROUND: There are few published examples of research examining the effect of massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology in clinic settings. In addition to measuring treatment outcomes, it may also be important to measure the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist and assess its contribution to outcomes. AIMS: To evaluate perceived changes in client quality of life following treatment; to determine whether the relationship between the client and therapist predicts the outcome of treatment; to assess the usefulness of the measures used...
February 2010: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Rhian C Atkins, Philip Harris
BACKGROUND: Work stress is a major occupational problem in the UK. Few studies have examined the role of complementary therapies in reducing stress in the workplace. To help determine the usefulness of reflexology in managing stress a preliminary study was conducted in an occupational setting. AIM: To explore the use of reflexology in managing stress in the workplace. METHOD: In a single-subjects experimental design, four employees from a single organisation received reflexology treatments...
November 2008: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Janet Barclay, Jenny Vestey, Anita Lambert, Claire Balmer
Lymphoedema is a chronic and debilitating condition caused by lymphatic insufficiency, which may have serious physical, social and psychological implications for the patient. It is usually managed by a combination of strategies aimed at protecting and decongesting the oedematous limb(s) and stimulating the development of supplementary lymphatic pathways to control swelling in the long-term. However, it is not known which therapies are the most effective. Anecdotally, the addition of aromatherapy oils to massage cream may have a positive effect on symptom relief in people with cancer, although evidence is again lacking...
April 2006: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
Anthony Day, Rosie Kingsbury-Smith
An audit was conducted to determine the effects of acupuncture treatment used in a dedicated clinic in primary care by a GP, starting shortly after first learning acupuncture. The outcome measure was MYMOP2 which was developed into the MYMOP pictorial during the course of the audit to improve patient compliance. Out of 62 patients enrolled in the audit, 55 completed both the initial and follow-up questionnaires: they had a mean age of 56 years, and included 43 women. The overall mean improvement in symptom 1 was 2...
June 2004: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Charlotte Paterson, Nicky Britten
OBJECTIVES: Many people with chronic disease seek acupuncture treatment, despite it being largely excluded from Western state-funded health care systems. What benefits and problems do such people perceive and experience as important? To what extent do three subjective health questionnaires encompass and measure these treatment effects? DESIGN AND OUTCOME MEASURES: A longitudinal qualitative study, using a constant comparative method, informed by grounded theory...
October 2003: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
L Watson, P Little, M Moore, G Warner, I Williamson
BACKGROUND: Despite lower respiratory tract infection (LRTi) being the most common illness treated by doctors, no validated outcome measure to assess symptom duration and severity has been developed for patient self-completion. METHODS: As part of a randomized control trial researching management of acute LRTi, an easy self-completion diary was formulated and validated against the 'measure yourself medical outcome profile 2' (MYMOP2), an instrument previously validated in general practice...
October 2001: Family Practice
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