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A step forward in addressing cancer survivorship in the Asia-Pacific region

Cancer survivorship is being increasingly recognized as an important component of cancer care. This commentary reviews the key findings reported in the recent BMC Medicine publication of the ACTION study, which focuses on the health-related quality of life and psychological distress in 5249 cancer survivors in eight low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia. The study...

Author's response to ‘Evidence is in the eye of the beholder’ letter to the editor

Alex Molassiotis - Author response: Thank you for drawing attention to some areas of my Letter to the Editor that may not have been so clear and to the large volume of systematic and integrative

Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acupuncture-point stimulation (APS) in postoperative pain control compared with sham/placebo acupuncture or standard treatments (usual care or no treatment). Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Meta-analysis results indicated that APS interventions improved VAS scores significantly and also reduced...

Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acupuncture-point stimulation (APS) in postoperative pain control compared with sham/placebo acupuncture or standard treatments (usual care or no treatment). Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Meta-analysis results indicated that APS interventions improved VAS scores significantly and also reduced...

Developing longitudinal qualitative designs: lessons learned and recommendations for health services research

Background Longitudinal qualitative methods are becoming increasingly used in the health service research, but the method and challenges particular to health care settings are not well described in the literature.We reflect on the strategies used in a longitudinal qualitative study to explore the experience of symptoms in cancer patients and their carers, following participants...

An integrative review of systematic reviews related to the management of breathlessness in respiratory illnesses

Chris D Bailey 0 Richard Wagland 0 Rasha Dabbour Ann Caress Jaclyn Smith Alex Molassiotis 0 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton , Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ , UK Background