4004.0 Research Approaches and Evidence in Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session brings together topics about methods that are when conducting . studies of Alternative and Complimentary Health Practices (ACHP). Authors will be discussing details about their research such as: 1) Designing randomized control trials for testing massage efficacy; 2) Exploring and defining community spiritual need fulfillment; 3) Piloting CAM research projects in low-income groups; 4) Assessing characteristics of quality in CAM health services research. Please join us for lively discussions around cancer best practices in research techniques related to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Evaluate challenges in designing and implementing control groups for therapeutic massage studies; 2) Identify ‘spiritual needs’ in community studies; 3) Describe methods for conducting CAM research in low-income, HIV-positive populations; 4) Develop a holistic research perspective in conducting CAM research.
Elizabeth A. Sommers, MPH, LicAc

9:10 AM
9:30 AM

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Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing