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Open Access Original Research

Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Response to Homeopathic Treatment of Psoriasis

Received: 12 August 2022;  Published: 21 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203044


Patients with psoriasis commonly opt for homeopathic treatment. However, no study has assessed the response to homeopathic treatment by using standardized disease-specific scales, and the findings are based on clinical assessments only. The objective of this stud [...]

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Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. Sok Cheon Pak

Received: 18 September 2022;  Published: 20 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203043


Interview with Dr. Sok Cheon Pak. Dr Pak as a physiologist currently leads and guides research into nutraceuticals to provide relevant and impactful clinical applications. The best example is the rice bran arabinoxylan compound (RBAC). RBAC is a functional food produced [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Is There Evidence of Toxicity in Long-Term Photobiomodulation?

Received: 18 September 2022;  Published: 19 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203042


This editorial briefly discusses the issue of potential toxicity in the case of long-term photobiomodulation (PBM). Scientific articles from PubMed, Google Scholar, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure were included in a heterogeneous search. There have been very few studies on the long-t [...]

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Open Access Review

Recruiting Perinatal Fathers to Interventions and Research: A Conceptual Model of Engagement and Integrative Review of Barriers Encountered and Strategies Used

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 14 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203041


The perinatal period represents a unique developmental window for families and an opportunity to reach and engage fathers in research and preventive interventions. The distinctiveness of this period stems from the changes and stressors that parents experience which affect their openness to enroll in [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Self-Hypnosis for Phantom Limb Pain: A Multiple-Case Study

Received: 29 June 2022;  Published: 09 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203040


Phantom limb pain occurs in more than half of the people who have undergone an amputation. Hypnosis can alleviate pain effectively in experimental, procedural, and chronic pain. Thus, in this multiple-case study, we determined whether hypnosis might be a successful complementary approach [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Compassionate Engagement and Action Scales (CEAS) in the UK General Population

Received: 06 July 2021;  Published: 07 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203039


Research has shown that compassion – whether to others, from others or to oneself – can be associated with improved well-being and mental health. Most measures to date focus on one of these flows of compassion, with only one recently pub [...]

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Open Access Original Research

A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study to Identify Facilitators Leading to Sustained Mindfulness Practice across the Perinatal Period

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 26 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203038


Many women experience depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. Mind-Body Interventions (MBIs) have shown great efficacy in the mitigation of these symptoms; however, there is limited research spanning the postpartum period and exploring long-term sustainability of min [...]

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Open Access Review

A Scoping Literature Review on Compassion-Focused Therapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Received: 30 May 2022;  Published: 24 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203037


Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at a higher risk of shame and self-criticism and tend to make downward social comparisons. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is commonly used to address these issues in the general population, however, information on the adaptability and effectivene [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Speech-Language Pathology Management for Adults with COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: What Do We Know?

Received: 29 April 2022;  Published: 11 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203036


The purpose of this study was to collate and summarize the content covered in published literature describing speech-language pathology management of adult patients with COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting as of February 2022. This review serves as an updated review of the initial recommendations [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Living Well with Illness: Evaluation of a Transdiagnostic Compassion-Focused Therapy Group for Long-Term Health Conditions

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 10 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203035


This study presents a mixed methods evaluation of a transdiagnostic Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) group intervention, for adults with long-term health conditions (LTHCs). It aims to assess whether group completion was associated with improved outcomes in mood, overall well-being and t [...]

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