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" News and updates on studies checking the efficacy of Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) "
Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) vary greatly in terms of efficacy, safety and cost-benefits. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog en Sante reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on children, senior and people with chronic disease, to distinguish between accurate and false information and to make objective results available to all. A glossary of main concepts is also proposed.
Blog en Sante presents the bottom line results of clinical studies on the efficacy of Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) (also called Complementary and Alternative Medicine), obtained through the use of rigorous Randomized Control Trial (RCT) methodology. We provide original studies, article reviews, medical society opinions and health authority recommendations. Each of our reviews describes a published scientific and medical fact; reading the original article is also recommended. Topic selection is based on relevance and on the quality of the methodology used in the study. To help readers, concept definitions are provided in the glossary section. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author. In accordance with our editorial charter, any comment posted on this blog attempting to steer readers away from conventional medicine or to deter them from following the advice of their physician will be deleted.
An Adapted Physical Activity (APA) program improves the autonomy of people with Alzheimer’s disease sufferers
A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a tailored physical activity program (APA) Mobility base of people with Alzheimer’s disease. An American randomized controlled trial…Read more
Treating stress by an essential oil
A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of aromatherapy product based on Citrus aurantium on anxiety associated with childbirth. A randomized controlled trial of Iranian Namazi…Read more
A health prevention program for young couples
A clinical trial testing the effectiveness and efficiency of health prevention efforts focused on physical activity and diet with people living in a relationship for…Read more
Alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia by the Therapeutic Garden
A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of horticultural therapy and horticultural therapy for people with schizophrenia compared with standard care or other psychosocial interventions. A Chinese…Read more
An adapted physical activity program treats sleep apnea
A clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a tailored physical activity program on the severity of apnea and sleep quality in patients of obstructive sleep…Read more
Utility to associate a method of rehabilitation and psychotherapy for treating back pain
A clinical trial evaluating the long-term benefit of a combined program of physical rehabilitation and behavioral psychotherapy compared to a single program in the treatment…Read more