Delphi Technique

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Assessing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use remains difficult due to many problems, not the least of which is defining therapies and modalities that should be considered as CAM. Members of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) participated in a Delphi process to identify a core listing of common CAM therapies presently in use in Western countries. Lists of practitioner-based and self-administered CAM were constructed based on previous population-based surveys and ranked by ISCMR researchers by perceived level of importance.

Author(s): 
Lachance, Laurie L.
Hawthorne, Victor
Brien, Sarah
Hyland, Michael E.
Lewith, George T.
Verhoef, Marja J.
Warber, Sara
Zick, Suzanna
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Assessing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use remains difficult due to many problems, not the least of which is defining therapies and modalities that should be considered as CAM. Members of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) participated in a Delphi process to identify a core listing of common CAM therapies presently in use in Western countries. Lists of practitioner-based and self-administered CAM were constructed based on previous population-based surveys and ranked by ISCMR researchers by perceived level of importance.

Author(s): 
Lachance, Laurie L.
Hawthorne, Victor
Brien, Sarah
Hyland, Michael E.
Lewith, George T.
Verhoef, Marja J.
Warber, Sara
Zick, Suzanna
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests yoga is a safe and effective intervention for the management of physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with musculoskeletal conditions. However, heterogeneity in the components and reporting of clinical yoga trials impedes both the generalization of study results and the replication of study protocols. The aim of this Delphi survey was to address these issues of heterogeneity, by developing a list of recommendations of key components for the design and reporting of yoga interventions for musculoskeletal conditions.

Author(s): 
Ward, Lesley
Stebbings, Simon
Sherman, Karen J.
Cherkin, Daniel
Baxter, G. David
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: Many Americans use religious activity to cope with stressful life events. Our goal was to review systematically the recent medical literature to assess the role of religion in health outcomes. DATA SOURCES: We conducted a comprehensive literature search using MEDLINE to identify studies published in the English language between January 1999 and June 2003 describing the effect of religion on health outcomes.

Author(s): 
Coruh, Başak
Ayele, Hana
Pugh, Meredith
Mulligan, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Assessing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use remains difficult due to many problems, not the least of which is defining therapies and modalities that should be considered as CAM. Members of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) participated in a Delphi process to identify a core listing of common CAM therapies presently in use in Western countries. Lists of practitioner-based and self-administered CAM were constructed based on previous population-based surveys and ranked by ISCMR researchers by perceived level of importance.

Author(s): 
Lachance, Laurie L.
Hawthorne, Victor
Brien, Sarah
Hyland, Michael E.
Lewith, George T.
Verhoef, Marja J.
Warber, Sara
Zick, Suzanna
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The diagnostic framework and clinical reasoning process in Chinese medicine emphasizes the contextual and qualitative nature of a patient's illness. Chinese medicine assessment data may help interpret clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES: As part of a study aimed at assessing the validity and improving the inter-rater reliability of the Chinese diagnostic process, a structured assessment instrument was developed for use in clinical trials of acupuncture and other Chinese medical therapies.

Author(s): 
Schnyer, Rosa N.
Conboy, Lisa A.
Jacobson, Eric
McKnight, Patrick
Goddard, Thomas
Moscatelli, Francesca
Legedza, Anna T. R.
Kerr, Catherine
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
Wayne, Peter M.
Publication Title: 
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

PURPOSE: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on social and behavioral sciences (SBS) indicated that 50% of morbidity and mortality in the United States is associated with SBS factors, which the report also found were inadequately taught in medical school. A multischool collaborative explored whether the Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) could be used to study changes in the six SBS domains identified in the IOM report.

Author(s): 
Carney, Patricia A.
Rdesinski, Rebecca
Blank, Arthur E.
Graham, Mark
Wimmers, Paul
Chen, H. Carrie
Thompson, Britta
Jackson, Stacey A.
Foertsch, Julie
Hollar, David
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society

PURPOSE: As a prelude to developing updated, evidence-based, international consensus recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Treatment Guidelines Committee undertook a critical appraisal of published guidelines and a systematic review (SR) of more recent evidence for relevant therapies.

Author(s): 
Zhang, W.
Moskowitz, R. W.
Nuki, G.
Abramson, S.
Altman, R. D.
Arden, N.
Bierma-Zeinstra, S.
Brandt, K. D.
Croft, P.
Doherty, M.
Dougados, M.
Hochberg, M.
Hunter, D. J.
Kwoh, K.
Lohmander, L. S.
Tugwell, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Assessing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use remains difficult due to many problems, not the least of which is defining therapies and modalities that should be considered as CAM. Members of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) participated in a Delphi process to identify a core listing of common CAM therapies presently in use in Western countries. Lists of practitioner-based and self-administered CAM were constructed based on previous population-based surveys and ranked by ISCMR researchers by perceived level of importance.

Author(s): 
Lachance, Laurie L.
Hawthorne, Victor
Brien, Sarah
Hyland, Michael E.
Lewith, George T.
Verhoef, Marja J.
Warber, Sara
Zick, Suzanna
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Delphi is a project to make high-quality cases treated with homeopathy available for study. The project encountered a number of major difficulties including small numbers of cases submitted, ethical problems and problems of analysis. The nature of these problems and possible solutions are discussed.

Author(s): 
Baas, C.

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