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Searching the Research Data Index

 

The Research Data Index is a collection of references to both formal and informal studies and reports on research in reflexology. Because of copyright limitations, only the author, title, source and keywords for each reference are given:

  • The author is the name or names of the person or persons who have written the article described in the reference.
  • The title is the title of the article.
  • The source is the name of the publication or the web site in which the article appears.
  • The keywords are words which indicate the coverage / content of the article
  • For full text articles see Research Articles Archive below

 

To perform an index search:

·Type into the search box a key word or phrase e.g. pregnancy or randomised controlled trials

·You can use partial words e.g. reflex and will get all words starting with reflex e.g. reflexology, reflexes, reflexologist, etc.

·The results are an index of articles

 

Research Articles Archives is a collection of material on research into reflexology and related therapies, as well as examples of how you might conduct research in these therapies. Most articles listed in the Research Data Index are held in the archives and you may request a copy e.g. those from Reflexology journals. Other articles are subject to copyright and you may need to ask your local or state library to get you a copy on interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan usually attracts a fee for service.

A number of other databases are freely available via the web. The following documents have been provided to assist you in your research.

  • Useful Research Websites for Complementary Health.doc (link) If you have found a site helpful and would like to share, or you find a site listed is outdated, please let the research committee know.
  • Data Credibility and Referencing.doc (link)

 

For further assistance contact Heather Edwards on research@reflexology.org.au Your inquiry is welcome and every effort will be made to assist you. Please put Reflexology Research Archives Inquiry in the subject line, or your email may be deleted as spam.


 

Data Credibility and Referencing

 

  • Accuracy

Is the information reliable and error-free?

Has the information been verified, edited and checked?

 

  • Authority

Is there an author? What are his/her qualifications?

Who is the publisher?

Who is the sponsor of the web page? Is the sponsor reputable?

Is there a link to information about the author or the sponsor?

If the page includes neither a signature nor indicates a sponsor, is there any other way to determine its origin?

Look at the domain e.g. .net, .gov.edu, .com, .ac.uk, .org, etc.

Look for a header or footer showing affiliation

 

  • Objectivity

Is there a minimum of bias in the information?

Is the information influenced by advertising on the page?

 

  • Currency

Is there a date on the document?

How current are the links? Are they still relevant? Have they expired or moved?

 

  • Coverage

Are the topics covered relevant?

What does this page offer that is not found elsewhere?

How in-depth is the material?

 

Exercise: Go to www.google.com and try three different searches: what is reflexology research, “what is reflexology research”, researching reflexology. Compare the results.

 

 

REFERENCING – WHY?

 

It is important to acknowledge all sources by referencing your information. Referencing your sources ensures that the work of authors and other creators of knowledge are acknowledged for their intellectual work. Referencing is done by:

 

  • Providing a reference, or bibliography, listing the sources of information

 

  • Providing citations where you have quoted or paraphrased another’s words or ideas

 

Plagiarism is when you claim someone else’s thoughts and ideas as your own. This is academically unethical and unacceptable. Plagiarism occurs when you copy sentences or paragraphs from a book, journal article, web page or another’s information, without referencing. You can avoid plagiarism by expressing information using your own words and referencing someone else’s, clearly and consistently.

 

Referencing styles:

There are different styles of referencing or citing information. Schools or lecturers may specify a style they want used.


 

Key Word Search

Abdominal pain

Accreditation

Acne

Acupressure

Acupuncture

ADHD

Adults

Affect

Aged

Agitated behaviour

AIDS (Acquired autoimmune deficiency syndrome)

Alternative therapies see complementary therapies

Alzheimer’s disease

Amputation

ANCOVA

Animals

Antenatal reflexology

Anxiety

Aromatherapy

Arthralgia

Arthritis

Asperger’s syndrome

Asthma

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attitudes

Audits

Auricular therapy

Australia

Autism

Autonomy in practice

Awards and honours

Awareness

Bach Flower remedies

Back pain

Baroceptor reflex sensitivity

Bedwetting

Bekhterev

Bell’s palsy

Bias

Bipolar affective disorder

Birth

Births

Blinded studies

Blood flow

Blood pressure

Book reviews

Brachial plexus neuritis

Brain

Breast cancer

Breathlessness

Burns

Cancer

Cancer patients

Cardiac arrhythmia

Cardiovascular response

Caregivers

Case studies

Cataract surgery

Cataracts

Catharsis

Cats

Cerebral thrombosis

Cervical spondylopathy

Cervical spondylosis

Chemo sensitivity

Chemotherapy

Chest pain

Children

Chi-reflexology

Chloasma

Cholesterol

Chronic fatigue

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Circulation

Client attitudes

Clinical outcomes

Clinical studies

Clinical trial

Clinical trials

Cobblestone mats

Cobblestone walking

Colic

Collaboration

Collective reflexology

Colleges and universities

Colonic diseases

Colour Doppler sonography

Community-based services

Company reflexology

Comparative studies

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies practitioners

Conferences

Constipation

Consumer protection

Consumers

Controlled clinical trials

Controlled studies

COPD

COPE Intervention

Coronary artery bypass

Coronary heart disease

Corporate reflexology

Cost effectiveness

Craniosacral therapy

Cri de chat syndrome

Crohn’s Disease

Crossover experimental design

Data analysis

Data collection

Decision support techniques

Dementia

Dementia care

Denmark

Dependency

Depression

Dermatology

Detoxification

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetic conditions

Diagnosis

Dialysis patients

Diarrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea

Dissertations

Diverticulitis

Double-blind studies

Down syndrome

Duty of care

Ears

Eating disorders

Eczema

Edema sees Oedema

Education

EEG

Effectiveness

Electro-acupuncture

Emotional trauma

Emotions

Encopresis

Endocrine imbalance

Endometriosis

Energy

Enuresis

Epilepsy

Essential oils

Ethical responsibilities

Ethics

Evaluation

Evaluation studies

Evidence

Evidence-based

Evidence-based practice

Eyes

Facial palsy

Facial reflexology

False positive results

Feet

Feltham Open Door Project

Females

Fertility

Fibromyalgia

Fluid retention

Foot massage

Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Future

Gall bladder

Gangrene

Gastritis

Gender

Gout

Grants

Grief

Guided imagery

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Gynaecologic cancer

Gynaecologic oncology

Gynaecological diseases

Hand reflexology

Hands

Hashimoto’s disease

Headaches

Healing crisis

Health care standards

Health service use

Hearing loss

Heart disease

Herbal medicine

Herniated disc

High-touch care

Histamine

History

HIV

Hormones

Hormonal disorders

Hospice programs

Hospices

Hospital programs

Hospital staff

Hospitals

House of Lords UK

Hypermenorrhea

Hyperactivity

Hypertension

Hypnotherapy

Hypogalactia

Hysteromyoma

Iceland

Idiopathic detrusor overactivity

Illness behaviour

Immunity

Immunology

Incontinence

Indian foot massage

Infant massage

Infants

Infertility

Inflammatory bowel disease

Inpatients

Insomnia

Integrated delivery

Integrative medicine

Integrative reflexology

Intensive care nursing

Internet

Intervention studies

Intranatal outcomes

Ireland

Irritable bowel syndrome

Ischaemic heart disease

Japan

Kidney

Kidney stones

Knee

Knee osteoarthritis

Knees

Korea

Labour

Labour pain

Lactation

Lassitude

Learning disabilities

Legal responsibilities

Literature reviews

Lithotricity

Loss

Low back pain

Lumbar sprain

Lung cancer

Lung function

Lung function test

Lupus

Lymphatic stimulation

Magnetic resonance imaging

Massage

Maternal health

Maturationism

Medical conditions

Medical practice

Medical practitioners

Medical students

Meditation

Medline

Menopause symptoms

Menstruation

Mental health

Mental illness

Metamorphosis

Metastatic cancer

Methodology

Middle age

Midwifery

Midwives

Migraine

Mixed methods approach

Mobility

Model validity

Mood

Mood swings

Motor neurone disease

MRI (see also Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging)

Multiple sclerosis

Municipal reflexology

Muscle relaxation training

Music

Music therapy

Myalgic encephalomyelitis

Myelitis

Nasal irrigation

Nausea

Neoplasms

Networks

Neural pathways

Neuralgic amyotrophy

Neurological damage

Neurology

Neuropathy

Neurotoxicity

Newborns

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)

Nonlinear approach

Nurses

Nursing

Nursing homes

Nutrition

Observational studies

Occupational health services

Oedema

Oesophagus

Oncology

Opioid-induced constipation

Osteoarthritis

Outpatients

 

Padabhyanga

Pain

Pain measurement

Palliative care

Paraguay

Paralysis

Parasthesia

Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Patient attitudes

Patient characteristics

Patient care

Peripheral neuropathy

Pets

Phantom limb syndrome

Phone surveys

Physical disabilities

Physiotherapists

Pilot projects

Pilot studies

Placebo

Placebo effect

Poison point

Policy

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Portugal

Post menopause

Post-surgery patients

Post traumatic stress disorder

Pre-conception

Pregnancy

Premenstrual syndrome

Primary health care

Professional modelling

Professionalisation

Profiles

Progressive muscle relaxation training

Projects

Prostate

Pruritis

Psychological conditions

Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoses

Psychosis

Psychology

Pterygium

PTSD

Public health

Qualitative studies

Quality

Quality of life

Quantitative studies

Quasi-experimental design

Quasi-randomised trials

Questionnaires

Randomised controlled studies

Randomised controlled trials

Randomised trials

Reflex points

Reflexologists

Reflexology

Reflexology charts

Reflexology paths

Regulation

Rehabilitation

Reiki

Relaxation measures

Relaxation techniques

Renal circulation

Reports

Research

Research design

Research methods

Research projects

Respiratory diseases

Reviews

Rheumatic diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis

 

Saeng-chi

Safe practice

Sahaja yoga technique of meditation

Schizophrenia

Sciatica

Search strategies

Seizures

Self-care

Self-esteem

Sensory stimulation

Sexual dysfunction

Shell shock

Shingles

Single-blind method

Single-blind trials

Sino nasal symptoms

Sinus arrhythmia

Sinusitis

Skin problems

Sleep problems

Sleep deprivation

Smoking

Social research

Soldiers

Somatopy

South Africa

Spasticity

Spain

Spinal cord injuries

Sports injuries

Staff attitudes

Stress

Stress management

Studies

Subtle energies

Surgery

Survey research

Surveys

Swallowing

Switzerland

Symptom distress

Symptom recognition

Symptoms

Systematic lupus erythematosus

Systematic reviews

Tamoxifen

Teeth

Theoretical studies

Therapeutic relationship

Thermographic imaging

Theses

Thyroid

Tinnitus

Touch

Traditional Chinese medicine

Training

Trauma

Trauma, physical

Treatment outcomes

Treatment procedure

Treatment protocol

Trials

Ultrasonography

United Kingdom

United States

Upper limb disorders

Ureteric colic

Ureters

Urinary incontinence

Usage

Varicosities

Vertical reflex therapy

Violence

Viral myelitis

Volunteers

Voluntary services

VRT

Whiplash

Whole systems research

Work stress

Workplace

Zone therapy

 


 

Useful Research Websites for Complimentary Health

Google Scholar Here you can find many articles that are no longer bound by copy-right laws. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Useful DATABASES include:

EBOC (Evidence-Based On Call) http://www.eboncall.org/ This database contains evidence-based summaries of on-call medical conditions. Every recommendation links via a 'plus' icon to a short summary of the evidence, which in turn links to one-page summaries (called CATs or critically appraised topics) of every article used via a 'cat' icon.

eMedicine http://www.emedicine.com/ is a clinical knowledge base for physicians and other healthcare professionals. It contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication.

PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database http://www.pedro.fhs.usyd.edu.au/index.html

PubMed Clinical Queries http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/clinical.shtml provides for specialised searches by clinicians using in-built filters. Searches can be restricted to Systematic Reviews, or one of a number of Medical Genetics or Clinical Studies categories (eg etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, clinical prediction guides, etc.).

SUMSearch http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu is a single gateway that allows simultaneous searching of Medline, DARE, the Merck Manual, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It combines meta-searching across these multiple sites with contingency searching where if too few or too many hits result, additional searches will be performed until a satisfactory result occurs.

TRIP Database (Turning Research into Practice) http://www.tripdatabase.com/ searches a variety of Internet sites, including other databases, EBM sites, e-texts, and peer-reviewed journals. Only high quality resources that allow unhindered access to articles and publications are included.

Kunz and Kunz Research Index Download for further information regarding the studies in this index please visit www.reflexology-research.com

 

Useful JOURNALS include:

Bandolier http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/ distils information from reviews and trials and presents the information in a more comprehensible format.

Updated 8/09

Other Web resources include:

Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice
http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu/

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/
Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry
http://www.cebd.org/
Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Oxford)
http://www.cebm.net/index.asp
Evidence Based Medicine Toolkit
http://www.ebm.med.ualberta.ca/
Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing & Midwifery
http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/about/home.php

Monash University. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
http://www.med.monash.edu.au/healthservices/cce/index.html

Nesbit Guide to Evidence Based Resources
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/hslt/miner/digital_library/evidence_based_resour
ces.cfm
Netting the Evidence
http://www.healthscience.net/resources/evidence-based-medicine/

University of Minnesota. Evidence Based Practice
http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/learn/ebp/

University of York. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Practice guidelines can often be found via a search of the Medline, Cinahl, Clin-eguide, or MD Consult databases. In Medline you can apply the limit option Practice guideline to your search. Similarly in Cinahl, this same limit option can be used, or you could try other limit options such as Care plan or Clinical innovations or Critical path or Protocol. In Clin-eguide select the National Guidelines tab and browse or search across the resources available. In MD Consult, practice guidelines can be browsed or searched under the Guidelines tab.

There are numerous useful web sites providing practice guidelines. A few you can try include:

AHRQ. Clinical Practice Guidelines Online http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/cpgonline.htm

BestBETs http://www.bestbets.org/

CMA Clinical Practice Guidelines (Canada) http://mdm.ca/cpgsnew/cpgs/index.asp

eMJA Clinical Guidelines http://www.mja.com.au/public/guides/guides.html

Evidence Based Medicine Resource Center. Clinical Practice Guidelines http://www.ebmny.org/cpg.html

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (use the site's search function) http://www.gfmer.ch/000_Homepage_En.htm

Joanna Briggs Best Practice Information Sheets http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/pubs/best_practice.php

National Guideline Clearinghouse http://www.guideline.gov/

National Library of Guidelines (U.K.) http://www.library.nhs.uk/guidelinesFinder

New Zealand Guidelines Group http://www.nzgg.org.nz/index.cfm??

NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/subjects/clinical.htm

Queensland Health Best Practice Guidelines http://www.health.qld.gov.au/publications/best_practice/

 

Clinical Trials

In addition to the databases listed above, there are any number of useful web sites that provide information on clinical trials.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry www.anzctr.org.au

Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service http://www.centerwatch.com/

ClinicalTrials.Gov http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

National Cancer Institute. Clinical Trials http://www.cancer.gov/clinical_trials/

PLoS Clinical Trials http://clinicaltrials.plosjournals.org/

 

Alternative Therapies Web Sites

 

 

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American Holistic Nurses Association

 

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Homeopathy Home

 

 

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Health Care Information Resources

 

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U.S. National Center for Homeopathy

 

 

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Registered Nurse .org

 

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Suggest a link

 

 

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HealthWorld Online

 

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WholeNurse Alternative Health

 

 

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HealthWWWeb

 

 

 

 

 

Biomedical, General/Special Topics Web Sites

 

 
 

 

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Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics

 

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HELIX (SM)

 

 

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Eye Care Internet Resources

 

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National Women's Health Information Centre valid 8/09

 

 

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Family Village

 

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OMNI

 

 

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Growth House, Inc.

 

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Orthopedic Internet Resources

 

 

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Hardin Meta Dictionary of Health Internet Sites

 

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Pediatric Internet Resources

 

 

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United States Surgical

 

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

HealthWeb - Public Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence-Based Practice Web Sites 

 

 

 

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The Cochrane Collaboration

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

Royal College of Nursing

 

 

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Health Information Research Unit

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

US National Guideline Clearinghouse

 

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

Models of Care, Inc.

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

HealthWeb - Evidence Based Health Care

 

 

Click here for a description of this site

 

Primary Care- Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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