Forskning - Aktuella studier

I Sverige lägger man stor vikt vid vetenskaplig forskning framför allt inom det medicinska området. Tack vare noggranna studier har utvecklingen gått framåt och kunskapsområden har utvidgats och fördjupats.

Brist inom Komplementärmedicinsk forskning

Det råder i dag stor brist på svensk forskning inom CAM (komplementär- och alternativmedicin), ett område som växer sig allt starkare i såväl Sverige som övriga världen. Forskning inom detta område efterfrågas av många och Hela Barn har tagit initiativet till att utveckla, stimulera och göra det mer gynnsamt att utföra studier främst på barn inom CAM i Sverige.

Nätverk för CAM-forskning på barn

Ett av Nätverket Hela Barn i Sveriges mål är att fungera som ett nätverk för CAM forskning och upprättar kontakter med olika forskningscentra i Europa där det finns ett större forskningsunderlag på barn. Resultaten planerar vi att sprida för kännedom i Sverige för att fördjupa kunskapen och vidareutveckla studier som bidrar till bättre och mer utvecklad vård för Sveriges barn inom CAM och skolmedicin.

Research about autism and vaccin Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:02

A study in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health finds a relationship between the proportion of children who received the recommended vaccines by age 2 years and the prevalence of autism or speech or language impairment. The higher
the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of AUT or SLI.  The results suggest that although mercury has been removed from many vaccines, the remaining mercury as well as other culprits such as aluminum and live viruses may link vaccines to autism. Further study into the relationship between vaccines and autism is warranted.

Electro-acupuncture in the Treatment of Children with Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 August 2010 19:35

Authors: G. Björkström, A. - L. Hellström,  S. Andersson

Affiliation: University College of Health Scienses, SE-551 11 Jönköping, Sweden.

Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a long series of electro-acupuncture (EAP) sessions on bedwetting symptoms.

Material and methods: Twenty-five children (age range 7-16 years) with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis and treated earlier without success were included in the study. The median number of wet nights per week was 4.7 before treatment. Bedwetting, voided volume, sleep and nocturia were evaluated 3 weeks, 3 months and 6 months after 20 sessions of EAP lasting 8 weeks.

Results: All the children, with the exception of one, tolerated EAP treatment well. At the three follow-up sesssions it was found that the number of dry nights had increased gradually from a median of 2.3 in the pre-test to 3.0, 4.3 and 5.0 per week, respectively. Compared to pre-treatment findings there were more dry nights in 65% of the children (p 90% reduction of the numbers of wet nights) at the 6 months' follow-up. According to the parents, the sleep arousal threshold had decreased in about 50% of the children.

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How do parents of child patients compare consultations with homeopaths and physicians? A qualitative Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 23:07

Marit By Rise a, Aslak Steinsbekk b,*

a Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

b Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway

Methods: A qualitative study with interviews of parents to 16 children who had consulted both a homeopaths and a physicians.

Results: Comparing consultations with physicians and homeopaths, the parents experienced the homeopathic consultations to a greater extent to have a whole person approach, also described as a core factor in an ideal consultation. This approach included exhaustive questioning, longer consultations, more interaction with the child and looking for the underlying cause.

Why Do Parents Take Their Children to Homeopaths? Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:38

An Exploratory Qualitative Study

Background: There has been a threefold increase in the proportion of children among patients visiting homeopaths in Norway from 1985 to 1998. As no study has investigated the reasons for this increase, the aim of the present study was to explore why parents take their children to homeopaths.

Participants and Methods: In this qualitative study, parents who had taken their child to a homeopath for the first time during the last 3 months were interviewed in depth using a semi-structured interview guide. The interviews were analysed using thematic analysis based on techniques from grounded theory.