Educational Measurement

Publication Title: 
Psychological Reports

To examine whether group hypnosis would improve college students' achievement examination grades, including a midterm and final test of 30 educational psychology students who were hypnotized were compared with those of two control groups of 34 and 32 students. Analysis indicated for these intact classes the hypnotized group had a significantly higher mean score on final examination than those of the control groups, although differences in examination scores were nonsignificant at midterm. Suggestions for further research are made.

Author(s): 
Schreiber, E. H.
Publication Title: 
Academic Radiology

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The authors' purpose was to develop an electronic teaching module in nonpharmacologic analgesia and anxiolysis for use in the radiology department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The teaching document was derived from previous training courses validated by patient outcome. Skills in structured empathic attention and guidance of self-hypnotic relaxation were tested in a previous prospective, randomized study with 241 patients and shown to affect positively patients' perception of pain and anxiety.

Author(s): 
Lang, Elvira V.
Laser, Eleanor
Anderson, Brad
Potter, Jeffrey
Hatsiopoulou, Olga
Lutgendorf, Susan
Logan, Henrietta
Publication Title: 
Brain Research Bulletin

In a prospective randomised controlled trial, 48 students were randomly assigned to stress reduction training before exams with self-hypnosis, Johrei or a mock neurofeedback relaxation control. Peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations and self-reported stress (Perceived Stress Scale) were measured before training and 1-2 months later as exams approached. Absolute number and percentages of CD3(+)CD4(+) and CD3(+)CD8(+) T lymphocytes, CD3(-)CD56(+) Natural Killer cells (NK cells) and NK cell cytotoxic activity was measured from venous blood.

Author(s): 
Naito, Akira
Laidlaw, Tannis M.
Henderson, Don C.
Farahani, Linda
Dwivedi, Prabudha
Gruzelier, John H.
Publication Title: 
Family Medicine
Author(s): 
Graham, Susan
Vettraino, Anthony N.
Seifeldin, Raouf
Singal, Bonita
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of an innovative team-taught elective course on second-year (P2) students' knowledge and skills relating to the relationship between aromatherapy and pharmacy. DESIGN: An Aromatherapy Science elective course was offered to P2 students in an accelerated doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program and was designed to provide an elective course experience while focusing on active-learning skills such as group work, student-led presentations, and in-class activities.

Author(s): 
Esposito, Emily R.
Bystrek, Mary V.
Klein, JoAnn S.
Publication Title: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the use and awareness of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States over the last 10 years. Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are in an ideal place to influence this paradigm shift in medicine to provide holistic care. PURPOSE: This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by CNSs in a large Midwest medical center. DESIGN: This study used a descriptive exploratory correlational design.

Author(s): 
Cutshall, Susanne
Derscheid, Della
Miers, Anne G.
Ruegg, Suzanne
Schroeder, Barbara J.
Tucker, Sharon
Wentworth, Laura
Publication Title: 
Patient Education and Counseling

OBJECTIVES: Internet-based information has potential to impact physician-patient relationships. This study examined medical students' interpretation and response to such information presented during an objective clinical examination. METHOD: Ninety-three medical students who had received training for a patient centered response to inquiries about alternative treatments completed a comprehensive examination in their third year. In 1 of 12 objective structured clinical exams, a SP presented Internet-based information on l-theanine - an amino acid available as a supplement.

Author(s): 
Elder, William G.
Dassow, Paul L.
Bruckner, Geza G.
Stratton, Terry D.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CONTEXT: In response to the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) standards set forth in 2008, osteopathic medical schools are restructuring curricula to demonstrate they are teaching the seven core competencies and integrating evidence-based medicine (EBM) throughout all 4 years of training. OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate the efforts of a college of osteopathic medicine to integrate EBM concepts into its curriculum while maintaining existing course content and faculty contact hours. DESIGN: One-group pre- and posttest study.

Author(s): 
Laird, Stephen
George, John
Sanford, Sondra M.
Coon, Susan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an evidence-based practice (EBP) curriculum incorporated throughout a chiropractic doctoral program on EBP knowledge, attitudes, and self-assessed skills and behaviors in chiropractic students.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Leo, Michael
Peterson, David
Lefebvre, Ron
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Despite their widespread prevalence, there are no existing evidence-based psychological treatments for women with sexual desire and arousal disorder. Mindfulness, the practice of relaxed wakefulness, is an ancient eastern practice with roots in Buddhist meditation which has been found to be an effective component of psychological treatments for numerous psychiatric and medical illnesses.

Author(s): 
Brotto, Lori A.
Basson, Rosemary
Luria, Mijal

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