publication . Article . 2012

P02.84. A randomized trial of Polarity therapy for stress and pain reduction in American Indian and Alaska Native family dementia caregivers

Korn, L; Logsdon, R; Polissar, N; Gomez-Beloz, A; Waters, T; Ryser, R;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Purpose Caregivers of individuals with dementia experience elevated stress that places them at increased risk for health problems. The purpose of this study was to compare a complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) method, Polarity therapy (PT), to an enhanced respite control condition (ERC) to reduce stress, depression and pain for American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI) family caregivers. A mixed methods, community participatory, indigenous values approach was combined with a randomized controlled clinical trial to assure both ecological validity and scientific rigor of the investigation.
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Physical therapy, Ecological validity, Indigenous, Respite care, Family medicine, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Family caregivers, Gerontology, Clinical trial, Dementia, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Poster Presentation
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