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Abstract Title:

Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study.

Abstract Source:

J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct ;11(5):793-8. PMID: 16296912

Abstract Author(s):

David S Spence, Elizabeth A Thompson, S J Barron

Article Affiliation:

David S Spence

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess health changes seen in routine homeopathic care for patients with a wide range of chronic conditions who were referred to a hospital outpatient department.

DESIGN: This was an observational study of 6544 consecutive follow-up patients during a 6-year period.

SETTING: Hospital outpatient unit within an acute National Health Service (NHS) Teaching Trust in the United Kingdom.

PARTICIPANTS: Every patient attending the hospital outpatient unit for a follow-up appointment over the study period was included, commencing with their first follow-up attendance.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Outcomes were based on scores on a 7-point Likert-type scale at the end of the consultation and were assessed as overall outcomes compared to the initial baseline assessments.

RESULTS: A total of 6544 consecutive follow-up patients were given outcome scores. Of the patients 70.7% (n = 4627) reported positive health changes, with 50.7% (n = 3318) recording their improvement as better (+2) or much better (+3).

CONCLUSIONS: Homeopathic intervention offered positive health changes to a substantial proportion of a large cohort of patients with a wide range of chronic diseases. Additional observational research, including studies using different designs, is necessary for further research development in homeopathy.

Study Type : Human Study

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