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Publication Title: 
International Journal of Clinical Practice

OBJECTIVES: We determined the prevalence, range and factors influencing the use of complementary therapy among hemifacial spasm patients and compared the patterns of use of complementary therapies across different movement disorders in a systematic pooled analysis of published literature. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was administered to 96 hemifacial spasm patients evaluating frequency of complementary therapy use, and factors influencing patients' decision to seek these therapies.

Author(s): 
Peeraully, T.
Hameed, S.
Cheong, P. T.
Pavanni, R.
Hussein, K.
Fook-Chong, S. M. C.
Tan, E.-K.
Publication Title: 
European journal of human genetics: EJHG

In the debate on biobank regulation, arguments often draw upon findings in surveys on public attitudes. However, surveys on willingness to participate in research may not always predict actual participation rates. We compared hypothetical willingness as estimated in 11 surveys conducted in Sweden, Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States and Singapore to factual participation rates in 12 biobank studies. Studies were matched by country and approximate time frame.

Author(s): 
Johnsson, Linus
Helgesson, Gert
Rafnar, Thorunn
Halldorsdottir, Ingibjorg
Chia, Kee-Seng
Eriksson, Stefan
Hansson, Mats G.
Publication Title: 
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Author(s): 
Sampinon, R. L.
Publication Title: 
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

A group of fourteen Hindu devotees, who participated in a religious ceremony involving piercing of tongue and body by metal skewers, and the carrying of 'kavadis' were examined to ascertain their hypnotisability, and to compare their experiences during hypnosis and a trance. They were found to have a low mean score of 3.85 on the Revised Stanford Profile Scales of Hypnotic Susceptibility. Those who have higher scores had experiences during the religious ritual which appeared to be similar to those in the hypnotic state.

Author(s): 
Kok, L. P.
Publication Title: 
Singapore Medical Journal

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to determine the prevalence of emotional and behavioural problems in a community sample of Singaporean children aged 6-12 years, and its agreement according to parent, teacher and child reports. METHODS: The Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), Teacher Rating Form (TRF) and child report questionnaires for depression and anxiety were administered to a community sample of primary school children. 60 percent of the children sampled (n = 2,139) agreed to participate. Parents of a sub-sample of 203 children underwent a structured clinical interview.

Author(s): 
Woo, B. S. C.
Ng, T. P.
Fung, D. S. S.
Chan, Y. H.
Lee, Y. P.
Koh, J. B. K.
Cai, Y.
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: In view of the current upsurge of interest in, practice of, and research into, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) worldwide and locally, a survey was conducted to gauge the understanding, interest and knowledge of CAM amongst medical students in a local university. METHODS: A total of 555 first to fifth year medical students completed a questionnaire (54% response rate) designed to assess their knowledge, beliefs and attitudes to CAM in general and 16 common CAM therapies.

Author(s): 
Yeo, Angela S. H.
Yeo, Jonathan C. H.
Yeo, Colin
Lee, Chau Hung
Lim, Lan Fern
Lee, Tat Leang
Publication Title: 
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

INTRODUCTION: Pain is a common symptom in cancer patients, but very little information about the prevalence, severity, and treatment of pain in cancer patients in Singapore is available. Therefore, our prospective survey in the National Cancer Centre (NCC) outpatients is incorporated in this report. In addition, a review concerning the recent advances on non-interventional pain management in cancer treatment, which is relevant in the context, is discussed.

Author(s): 
Saw, Constance L. L.
Chew, Lita
Goh, Cynthia
Publication Title: 
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

INTRODUCTION: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Singapore for a variety of conditions has been reported to be high. However in Asian chronic pain patients, there is no data on their use of CAM and its perceived benefits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 210 patients was carried out in Pain Management Centre. Patients were interviewed directly on their use of CAM. The outcomes were prevalence of CAM use, the types of CAM used, the perceived efficacy and factors influencing its use. RESULTS: The prevalence of CAM users in chronic pain is 84%.

Author(s): 
Tan, Michelle G. E.
Win, Ma Thin
Khan, Shariq Ali
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Clinical Practice

OBJECTIVES: We determined the prevalence, range and factors influencing the use of complementary therapy among hemifacial spasm patients and compared the patterns of use of complementary therapies across different movement disorders in a systematic pooled analysis of published literature. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was administered to 96 hemifacial spasm patients evaluating frequency of complementary therapy use, and factors influencing patients' decision to seek these therapies.

Author(s): 
Peeraully, T.
Hameed, S.
Cheong, P. T.
Pavanni, R.
Hussein, K.
Fook-Chong, S. M. C.
Tan, E.-K.
Publication Title: 
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

INTRODUCTION: Pain is a common symptom in cancer patients, but very little information about the prevalence, severity, and treatment of pain in cancer patients in Singapore is available. Therefore, our prospective survey in the National Cancer Centre (NCC) outpatients is incorporated in this report. In addition, a review concerning the recent advances on non-interventional pain management in cancer treatment, which is relevant in the context, is discussed.

Author(s): 
Saw, Constance L. L.
Chew, Lita
Goh, Cynthia

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