Evaluation of researches about complementary and alternative medicine in children Çocuklarda tamamlayici ve alternatif tibbi konu alan araştirmalarin deǧerlendirilmesi


Özcebe H. , Sevencan F.

Cocuk Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Dergisi, cilt.52, sa.4, ss.183-194, 2009 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: Cocuk Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.183-194

Özet

The aim of this research was to evaluate articles on complementary and alternative medicine in children. This descriptive study was conducted in 2008, and included all abstracts about complementary and alternative medicine in children as found in PubMed. In this study, 292 abstracts clinic, randomized controlled, metaanalysis that had English abstracts were included. 16 abstracts that conformed to the criteria were evaluated. Three-fourths of the abstracts (75.0%) were published within the last three years, and over half (62.5%) were descriptive studies. Approximately 38% of the abstracts aimed "to determine the frequency of utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in children". The frequencies of utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in children varied between 18.4-95.0%. 18.7% of the abstracts reported "the need for new studies to evaluate the effects of complementary and alternative medicine applications in children". It is recommended that the results of the complementary and alternative medicine studies in children would be evaluated with evidence-based medicine approach.