Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ventousothérapie : Aperçu du point de vue de la médecine moderne




Ventousothérapie : Aperçu du point de vue de la médecine moderne


Dr. Tamer S. Aboushanab, Dr. Saud AlSanad
La ventousothérapie est une ancienne pratique de médecine traditionnelle et complémentaire. Il existe de plus en plus de preuves de ses avantages potentiels dans le traitement de certaines maladies, en particulier les affections liées à la douleur. Il est très important de suivre les mesures de prévention des infections dans la ventousothérapie. Ce document proposait une nouvelle classification de sets de ventousothérapie, une nouvelle classification des effets indésirables de la ventousothérapie et une classification mise à jour des types de ventousothérapie.



Pour citer cet article:
Aboushanab TS, AlSanad S, Ventousothérapie : Aperçu du point de vue de la médecine moderne, journal d'acupuncture et études méridiens (2018), (Inglés). doi: 10.1016 / j.jams.2018.02.001.

Ventosaterapia: Una Visión General Desde Una Perspectiva Médica Moderna



Ventosaterapia: Una Visión General Desde Una Perspectiva Médica Moderna

Dr. Tamer S. Aboushanab, Dr. Saud AlSanad

La ventosaterapia es una antigua práctica de medicina tradicional y complementaria. Cada vez hay más pruebas de sus beneficios potenciales en el tratamiento de algunas enfermedades, especialmente las relacionadas con el dolor. Seguir las medidas de control de infecciones es un componente muy importante de la práctica de la ventosaterapia. Este documento sugiere una nueva clasificación de los conjuntos de la ventosaterapia, una nueva clasificación de los eventos adversos de la ventosaterapia y una clasificación actualizada de los tipos de ventosaterapia.



Por favor cite este artículo como:
Aboushanab TS, AlSanad S, Ventosaterapia: Una Visión General Desde Una Perspectiva Médica Moderna, Periódico de Acupuntura y Meridian Studies (2018), (Inglés). doi: 10.1016 / j.jams.2018.02.001.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cupping therapy simulation

A9 Development of a new tool for self-assessment of confidence, expectations/satisfaction and performance for cupping therapy simulation training modules

Tamer Aboushanab, Mohammed Khalil, Ahmed El-Olemy, Saud AlSanad



National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Background: Simulation is considered a safe training method. Simulation training technology is a popular method of learning for healthcare professionals worldwide [1]. It includes performing a medical procedure on simulators to increase the confidence and skills of trainees before conducting the procedures on humans [2]. Cupping therapy (Hijama) is a widely used traditional healing therapy which is performed by applying cups on selected body points by sucking air to induce sub-atmospheric pressure inside the cup either by heat or suction [3]. The use of simulation in cupping therapy training was an innovation developed by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Ministry of Health (MOH), Saudi Arabia [4]. There is no available validated evaluation tools for assessment of cupping simulation learning due to the novelty of this method. An internal committee of NCCAM, Saudi Arabia developed this questionnaire, as a part of the evaluation process of their training courses.
Objectives: To discuss the development of a new tool which can be used for evaluation of cupping therapy simulation-based learning.
Methods: Fifteen items in the questionnaire were divided into three scales. The three scales were confidence, expectations/satisfaction, and performance. Each scale included five questions and used 5 Likert scale responses from 1 to 5 [Fig. 1]. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Software Version 20 was used for data entry, management and analysis. Internal reliability of the questionnaire and scales was evaluated by Cronbach's alpha test.
Results: 50 healthcare professionals participated in the study. They were selected from the trainees of the simulation courses provided by NCCAM as a part of the program’s evaluation. Cronbach's alpha of items deleted were ranged from 0.91 to 0.92 for each item. Cronbach's alpha of confidence scale was 0.85, expectations/satisfaction scale was 0.81, performance scale was 0.94, and total evaluation was 0.92. These values showed good internal consistency of the scales.
Conclusion: Cupping Simulation Training Evaluation Questionnaire (CSTEQ) is a promising new tool for evaluating self-reporting of confidence, expectations/satisfaction and performance of trainees. It may be used as a tool for improvement of cupping simulation training programs. Further large scale trials, and validation studies should be conducted.
Source: https://advancesinsimulation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41077-018-0065-6