randomised controlled trials

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Journal of research in nursing: JRN

OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a programme developed to prevent depression relapse, but has been applied for other disorders. Our objective was to systematically review and meta-analyse the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of MBCT for the treatment of mental disorders.

Author(s): 
Galante, Julieta
Iribarren, Sarah J.
Pearce, Patricia F.
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A rigorous systematic review and meta-analysis focused on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been reported. We tested the null hypothesis that the main outcome of treatment using a non-individualised (standardised) homeopathic medicine is indistinguishable from that of placebo. An additional aim was to quantify any condition-specific effects of non-individualised homeopathic treatment.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Ramparsad, Nitish
Legg, Lynn A.
Clausen, Jürgen
Moss, Sian
Davidson, Jonathan R. T.
Messow, Claudia-Martina
McConnachie, Alex
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of veterinary homeopathy has not previously been undertaken. For all medical conditions and species collectively, we tested the hypothesis that the outcome of homeopathic intervention (treatment and/or prophylaxis, individualised and/or non-individualised) is distinguishable from corresponding intervention using placebos. METHODS: All facets of the review, including literature search strategy, study eligibility, data extraction and assessment of risk of bias, were described in an earlier paper.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Clausen, Jürgen
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this narrative review was to highlight recent research in the rehabilitation of people with osteoarthritis (OA) by summarizing findings from selected key systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A systematic search was conducted using the PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Cochrane databases from April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015. A selection of these is discussed based on study quality, relevance, contribution to new knowledge or controversial findings.

Author(s): 
Bennell, K. L.
Hall, M.
Hinman, R. S.
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