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Influence of adjunctive classical homeopathy on global health status and subjective wellbeing in cancer patients – A pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Michael Frassemail
, Helmut Friehsemail
, Christiane Thallingeremail
, Narinderjit Kaur Sohalemail
, Christine Marosiemail
, Ilse Muchitschemail
, Katharina Gaertneremail
, Andreas Gleissemail
, Ernst Schusteremail
, Menachem Oberbaumcorrespondenceemailemail
Published Online: March 24, 2015

http://www.complementarytherapiesinmedicine.com/article/S0965-2299%2815%2900037-0/abstract

Summary
Objectives

The use of complementary and alternative medicine has increased over the past decade. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether homeopathy influenced global health status and subjective wellbeing when used as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapy.

Design

In this pragmatic randomized controlled trial, 410 patients, who were treated by standard anti-neoplastic therapy, were randomized to receive or not receive classical homeopathic adjunctive therapy in addition to standard therapy. The study took place at the Medical University Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Oncology.

Main outcome measures

The main outcome measures were global health status and subjective wellbeing as assessed by the patients. At each of three visits (one baseline, two follow-up visits), patients filled in two different questionnaires.

Results

373 patients yielded at least one of three measurements. The improvement of global health status between visits 1 and 3 was significantly stronger in the homeopathy group by 7.7 (95% CI 2.3–13.0, p = 0.005) when compared with the control group. A significant group difference was also observed with respect to subjective wellbeing by 14.7 (95% CI 8.5–21.0, p < 0.001) in favor of the homeopathic as compared with the control group. Control patients showed a significant improvement only in subjective wellbeing between their first and third visits.

Conclusion

Results suggest that the global health status and subjective wellbeing of cancer patients improve significantly when adjunct classical homeopathic treatment is administered in addition to conventional therapy.
Keywords:
Cancer, Homeopathy, Additive homeopathy, Global health status, Subjective well being

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