CAM for Pediatric Pain: What is State-of-the-Research?

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CAM for Pediatric Pain: What is State-of-the-Research?

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2006
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
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Abstract

Previously, we reviewed the evidence for the efficacy of CAM approaches for pediatric pain (volume 2; issue 2; 2005) using criteria developed by the American Psychological Association Division 12 Task Force. Our review focused on CAM modalities that had been tested with at least one controlled trial or multiple baseline study. In addition, only those trials in which children comprised the study sample were included. Thus, several CAM modalities were not included in our review. Key ethical and other reasons for the limited literature on CAM for pediatric pain as well as directions for future studies are discussed.

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