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Author(s):
Fischer, H. Felix; Junne, Florian; Witt, Claudia; von Ammon, Klaus; Cardini, Francesco; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Johannessen, Helle; Lewith, George; Uehleke, Bernhard; Weidenhammer, Wolfgang; Brinkhaus, Benno 
Title:
Key Issues in Clinical and Epidemiological Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine – a Systematic Literature Review 
Abstract:
Background: In the last 2 decades there has been a large increase in publications on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, CAM research methodology was heterogeneous and often of low quality. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate scientific publications with regards to general issues, concepts and strategies. We also looked at research priorities and methods employed to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological research of CAM in the past to identify the basis for...    »
 
Keywords:
Clinical research; Epidemiological research; Research methodology; Complementary and alternative medicine; Systematic review 
Journal title:
Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine 
Year:
2012 
Journal volume:
19 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
51--60 
Fulltext / DOI:
Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1661-4119 
E-ISSN:
1661-4127 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.