Cristin-resultat-ID: 370233
Sist endret: 25. januar 2008 12:39
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2007
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2007

An exploratory study of the contextual effect of homeopathic care. A randomised controlled trial of homeopathic care vs. self-prescribed homeopathic medicine in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children

Bidragsytere:
  • Aslak Steinsbekk
  • G Lewith
  • George Lewith
  • Vinjar Fønnebø
  • V Fonnebo og
  • Niels Bentzen

Tidsskrift

Preventive Medicine
ISSN 0091-7435
e-ISSN 1096-0260
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2007
Volum: 45
Sider: 274 - 279

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-35248867891
Isi-ID: 000250743700006

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Andre klinisk medisinske fag

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

An exploratory study of the contextual effect of homeopathic care. A randomised controlled trial of homeopathic care vs. self-prescribed homeopathic medicine in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children

Sammendrag

Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore the contextual effect of homeopathic consultation by investigating the effect of homeopathic care compared to self-treatment with self prescribed homeopathic medicine in the prevention of childhood upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). Methods. Randomised parallel group trial with 208 children below the age of 10. The children were randomly assigned to receive either homeopathic care (HC: individual homeopathic consultations with any homeopathic medicine in any potency being prescribed) or one of three self-prescribed homeopathic medicines (SPH) in C-30 administered twice weekly, for 12 weeks. Results. There were no significant differences in clinical effects between SPH and HC for primary outcomes. Mean URTI scores over 12 weeks were 39.0 in the HC group and 43.9 in the SPH group (p = 0.782, difference − 5.0 points (95% C.I.; − 20.5 to + 10.5)). The mean number of days where the parents rated their child as ‘ill with URTI’ was 10.0 in the HC group and 13.7 in the SPH group (p = 0.394). There was a trend in favour of HC for other outcomes. Conclusions. In this innovative and exploratory study, there was no evidence for a clinically relevant effect of homeopathic care vs. a homeopathic medicine given by the child's parents and based on a pre-agreed homeopathic treatment protocol.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Aslak Steinsbekk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

G Lewith

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Southampton

George Lewith

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Southampton
Aktiv cristin-person

Vinjar Magne Fønnebø

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Vinjar Fønnebø
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsmedisin ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet

V Fonnebo

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
1 - 5 av 6 | Neste | Siste »