Is homeopathy safe and effective in the treatment of dementia?

From: The Cochrane Collaboration

Journal rating:
rating: 98%
Study Quality:
rating: 5%
%

Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 5%
Partcipants
rating: 0%

Participants/situation

  • 1 study (15 participants)

Study

  • The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
  • This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.

Results

  • Only one paper was located that fulfilled the inclusion criteria. However, the sample size was too small (15 patients); the method of diagnosis was inadequate (’behavioural rating scale’ and ’information orientation scale’); and no outcome measure was used (’no therapeutic effect was looked for’).

Answer

  • Undecided

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Editors Notes

  • Homeopathy in general is incomprehensible in terms of current scientific concepts and so the practice as a whole is often scrutinised.

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