Abstracting and Indexing as Topic

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

In complementary and alternative medicine, a number of basic problems exist for people who search for research-based information, one of which is the way that articles are indexed within the major databases. An exploration of the indexing of acupuncture studies was conducted as part of a review of research on the effectiveness of specific complementary therapies in cancer. Examination of several thesauri demonstrated variability in the terminology used for acupuncture and acupuncture-related therapies. Search strategies reported in published reviews also varied.

Author(s): 
Pilkington, Karen
Richardson, Janet
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Since the early 1970s, the efficacy of acupuncture for treating clinical conditions has been evaluated in several hundred randomized trials. Results from these trials have been synthesized in systematic reviews. A well-designed systematic review provides the highest level of evidence for establishing the efficacy of a clinical intervention. OBJECTIVES: The present study assesses the source of original literature contributing to Cochrane reviews on acupuncture. Databases searched to retrieve original studies are evaluated.

Author(s): 
Sood, Amit
Sood, Richa
Bauer, Brent A.
Ebbert, Jon O.
Publication Title: 
Holistic Nursing Practice

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) comprises a multitude of disciplines, for example, acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, biofeedback, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine. While research on CAM interventions has increased and the CAM literature has proliferated since the mid-1990s, a number of our colleagues have expressed difficulties in deciding where to publish CAM articles. In response, we created a short guide to peer-reviewed MEDLINE-indexed journals that publish CAM articles.

Author(s): 
Morgan, Sherry
Littman, Lynn
Palmer, Christina
Singh, Gurneet
LaRiccia, Patrick J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

In order to facilitate the conduct and dissemination of high-quality systematic reviews in CAM further, three key issues were discussed at the Melbourne Cochrane Colloquium: (a) How to improve the overall methodological quality of CAM reviews in general, (b) how to improve the quality of Traditional Chinese Medicine reviews and trials; and (c) how to make the CAM reviews more accessible to the lay public throughout the world. A summary of each of these is presented.

Author(s): 
Manheimer, Eric
Berman, Brian
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

The first 9 years of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) (1978-1986) were surveyed to determine concentrations of research activity, educational backgrounds of contributors, sources of funding for chiropractic science, and the volume and kinds of research in chiropractic. Most articles were authored by chiropractors but a fourth of all articles included contributors with scientific/academic doctorates. Most chiropractors were affiliated with a chiropractic college, but collaboration among chiropractic colleges was rare.

Author(s): 
Keating, J. C.
Larson, K.
Stephens, M.
Mick, T. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Health science journals are a principle source of new knowledge for chiropractors, chiropractic faculty, and students. Regrettably, clinically or educationally relevant articles (appearing in the nearly 20,000 journals annually) are often overlooked due to access difficulties. Innovations are needed to assist the reader to select articles relevant to chiropractic and reduce the time spent sorting through the volumes of literature.

Author(s): 
Curl, D. D.
Antovich, T. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

PURPOSE: This study addressed 2 questions: first, what is the yield of PubMed MEDLINE for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) studies compared to other databases; second, what is an effective search strategy to answer a sample research question on spinal palpation? METHODS: We formulated the following research question: "What is the reliability of spinal palpation procedures?" We identified specific Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and key terms as used in osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, chiropractic, and physical therapy.

Author(s): 
Murphy, Linda S.
Reinsch, Sibylle
Najm, Wadie I.
Dickerson, Vivian M.
Seffinger, Michael A.
Adams, Alan
Mishra, Shiraz I.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

PURPOSE: This study addressed 2 questions: first, what is the yield of PubMed MEDLINE for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) studies compared to other databases; second, what is an effective search strategy to answer a sample research question on spinal palpation? METHODS: We formulated the following research question: "What is the reliability of spinal palpation procedures?" We identified specific Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and key terms as used in osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, chiropractic, and physical therapy.

Author(s): 
Murphy, Linda S.
Reinsch, Sibylle
Najm, Wadie I.
Dickerson, Vivian M.
Seffinger, Michael A.
Adams, Alan
Mishra, Shiraz I.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a bibliographic analysis and assessment of the literature published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP). METHODS: The content of the 13 existing issues of the JCCP (1996-2007) were assessed. Articles were categorized by type, and information concerning author affiliation, academic/professional background and gender were tabulated. A second-level analysis applied specific criteria checklists to applicable articles to determine the quality rating of each paper.

Author(s): 
Pohlman, Katherine A.
Potocki, Eric N.
Lawrence, Dana J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

This issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) includes the publication of the scientific papers that won the 3 major open awards at the International Conference on Chiropractic Research (ICCR) held at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Canada, from April 30 to May 2, 2009.

Author(s): 
Haldeman, Scott
Chapman-Smith, David

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