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61. Massage for low back pain. (Abstract)

Massage for low back pain. Low back pain is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern societies. Proponents of massage therapy claim it can minimize pain and disability, and speed return to normal function.To assess the effects of massage therapy for non-specific low back pain.We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Healthstar, CINAHL and Dissertation abstracts from 1966 to 1999 with no language restrictions. References in the included (...) studies and in reviews of the literature were also screened. Contact with content experts and massage associations were also made.This review included randomized, quasi-randomized or controlled clinical trials that investigated the use of any type of massage (using the hands or a mechanical device) as a treatment for nonspecific low back pain.One reviewer applied the selection criteria and extracted the data. Two reviewers (one blinded to authors, institutions and journals) independently assessed

2000 Cochrane

62. Massage for promoting growth and development of preterm and/or low birth-weight infants. (Abstract)

Massage for promoting growth and development of preterm and/or low birth-weight infants. It has been argued that infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units are subject both to a highly stressful environment - continuous, high-intensity noise and bright light - and to a lack of the tactile stimulation that they would otherwise experience in the womb or in general mothering care. As massage seems to both decrease stress and provide tactile stimulation, it has been recommended as an intervention (...) to promote growth and development of preterm and low-birth weight infants.To determine whether preterm and / or low birth-weight infants exposed to massage experience improved weight gain and earlier discharge compared to infants receiving standard care; to determine whether massage has any other beneficial or harmful effects on this population.Databases were searched using the term 'massage', 'touch' or 'tactile stimulation' with 'infant - newborn', 'infant - premature' and 'infant - low birth weight

2000 Cochrane

63. Massage therapy and therapeutic touch in children: state of the science

Massage therapy and therapeutic touch in children: state of the science Massage therapy and therapeutic touch in children: state of the science Massage therapy and therapeutic touch in children: state of the science Ireland M, Olson M Authors' objectives To review and critique the research on the effect of massage therapy (MT) and therapeutic touch in children, and to describe clinical implications and make suggestions for future study. Searching CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and SocioFile were (...) searched online using the keywords 'tactile', 'kinesthetic massage therapy', 'touch', 'therapeutic touch', 'infants' and 'children'. To be included in the review, studies had to be published in refereed nursing, allied health, or infant and child development journals between 1969 and 1999. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Quantitative studies; no further restrictions on study design were reported. Specific interventions included in the review MT: duration of MT ranged

2000 DARE.

64. Effects of massage in acute and critical care

Effects of massage in acute and critical care Effects of massage in acute and critical care Effects of massage in acute and critical care Richards K C, Gibson R, Overton-McCoy A L Authors' objectives To systematically review articles examining the effect of massage on relaxation, comfort and sleep in acute and critical care settings. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched from January 1980 to April 1999 for full-length articles, using the search terms 'massage', 'massage and sleep (...) ' and 'back massage'. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Any relevant original research, systematic reviews or meta-analyses were included in this review. Specific interventions included in the review Back massage. Studies that evaluated the effect of back massage on pain, relaxation and sleep were eligible for inclusion. The interventions in the included studies varied in the type of massage, site of massage and duration; one study involved an aromatherapy massage group

2000 DARE.

65. Abdominal massage therapy for chronic constipation: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials

Abdominal massage therapy for chronic constipation: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

1999 DARE.

66. Massage therapy for low back pain: a systematic review

Massage therapy for low back pain: a systematic review Massage therapy for low back pain: a systematic review Massage therapy for low back pain: a systematic review Ernst E Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of massage therapy in low back pain (LBP). Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched (inception - July 1997). Additionally, the author searched his own files and asked other researchers for further relevant articles. Bibliographies of retrieved articles (...) were examined for further relevant publications. The search strategy included languages other than English (but not specified). Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Controlled clinical trials incorporating one patient group who received massage as the sole treatment. Specific interventions included in the review Massage, defined as manual or apparative massage of muscular and soft tissue structures of the back. Trials in which massage was used in combination

1999 DARE.

67. Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness: a systematic review

Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness: a systematic review Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness: a systematic review Does post-exercise massage treatment reduce delayed onset muscle soreness: a systematic review Ernst E Authors' objectives To determine the efficacy of post-exercise massage as a treatment for delayed onset muscular soreness. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched each from its (...) institution to July 1997. In addition, the author's own and other experts files were considered. Foreign language publications were not excluded. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Studies on the efficacy of post-exercise massage as a treatment for delayed onset muscle soreness were included if they were conducted against a control group, were on human subjects and included outcomes measures to quantify delayed onset muscle soreness. Both controlled clinical trials

1998 DARE.

68. Atopic dermatitis symptoms decreased in children following massage therapy

Atopic dermatitis symptoms decreased in children following massage therapy Atopic dermatitis symptoms decreased in children following massage therapy Atopic dermatitis symptoms decreased in children following massage therapy Schachner L, Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Duarte A M, Krasnegor J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed (...) by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Massage therapy (by parents for 20 minutes daily for a 1 month period) adjunct to standard topical care for children with atopic dermatitis (AD). Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population Young children with atopic dermatitis (AD). Setting The setting for the study was a dermatology clinic and the patients' homes. The economic study

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.