systematic review

Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness and safety of yoga for treatment of urinary incontinence in women, compared to no specific treatment, to another active treatment, or to an active treatment without adjuvant yoga, with a focus on patient symptoms and quality of life.

Author(s): 
Wieland, L. Susan
Shrestha, Nipun
Lassi, Zohra S.
Panda, Sougata
Chiaramonte, Delia
Skoetz, Nicole
Publication Title: 
Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

AIM: To determine if yoga as a complementary and alternative therapy was associated with enhanced health and treatment-related side effects in patients with breast cancer. This systematic review examines whether yoga practice provides any measurable benefit, both physically and psychologically, for women with breast cancer. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) throughout June 2013. We evaluated the quality of the included studies by the Cochrane Handbook 5.2 standards and analyzed the data using the Stata software, version 10.0.

Author(s): 
Pan, Yuanqing
Yang, Kehu
Wang, Yuliang
Zhang, Laiping
Liang, Haiqing
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mind-body therapies are commonly recommended to treat vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the available evidence to date for the efficacy of different mind-body therapies to alleviate HFNS in healthy menopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified using seven electronic search engines, direct searches of specific journals and backwards searches through reference lists of related publications.

Author(s): 
Stefanopoulou, Evgenia
Grunfeld, Elizabeth Alice
Publication Title: 
Research in Gerontological Nursing

Mind-body therapies frequently derive from Eastern philosophies and are becoming increasingly popular. These therapies, such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong, biofield therapies, and guided imagery, have many reported benefits for improving symptoms and physiological measures associated with various chronic diseases. However, clinical research data concerning the effectiveness of these practices in individuals with dementia have not been evaluated using a synthesis approach.

Author(s): 
Anderson, Joel G.
Rogers, Carol E.
Bossen, Ann
Testad, Ingelin
Rose, Karen M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Mind-body therapies are often used by people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, there has been little examination into which types of mind-body therapies have been investigated for people with ASD and for what purposes. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the existing evidence for mind-body therapies for people with ASD, particularly to determine the types of mind-body therapies used and the outcomes that are targeted. METHODS: PubMed, PsychInfo, and Scopus were searched using terms for ASD and mind-body therapies.

Author(s): 
Hourston, Sarah
Atchley, Rachel
Publication Title: 
Quality of Life Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: Diabetic patients tend to have a poor quality of life. A sedentary lifestyle is considered to be a modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes and an independent predictor of poor quality of life. Exercise is a key treatment for people living with diabetes. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review to assess the effect of exercise on the quality of life of people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines.

Author(s): 
Cai, Hong
Li, Guichen
Zhang, Ping
Xu, Duo
Chen, Li
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey.

Author(s): 
Brosseau, Lucie
Taki, Jade
Desjardins, Brigit
Thevenot, Odette
Fransen, Marlene
Wells, George A.
Imoto, Aline Mizusaki
Toupin-April, Karine
Westby, Marie
Gallardo, Inmaculada C. Álvarez
Gifford, Wendy
Laferrière, Lucie
Rahman, Prinon
Loew, Laurianne
Angelis, Gino De
Cavallo, Sabrina
Shallwani, Shirin Mehdi
Aburub, Ala'
Bennell, Kim L.
Van der Esch, Martin
Simic, Milena
McConnell, Sara
Harmer, Alison
Kenny, Glen P.
Paterson, Gail
Regnaux, Jean-Philippe
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
McLean, Linda
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: About a third of service members returning from post-9/11 deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq report combat-related mental health conditions, but many do not seek conventional treatment. Mind-body therapies have been offered as alternative approaches to decreasing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but no review of studies with veterans of post-9/11 operations was found. The objective of this study was to fill that gap. DESIGN: A systematic literature review was conducted following the preferred items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines.

Author(s): 
Cushing, Robin E.
Braun, Kathryn L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: To introduce research that presents scientific evidence regarding the effects of mantra and mindfulness meditation techniques and yoga on decreasing blood pressure (BP) in patients who have hypertension.

Author(s): 
Park, Seong-Hi
Han, Kuem Sun

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