Search for dissertations about: "placebo control study"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 90 swedish dissertations containing the words placebo control study.

  1. 1. Nausea and vomiting in patients receiving acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy

    Author : Anna Enblom; Sussanne Börjeson; Gunnar Steineck; Mats Hammar; Elisabet Stener-Victorin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Acupuncture; Cancer; Emesis; Placebo; Radiotherapy; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Many patients with cancer experience emesis (nausea and vomiting) during radiotherapy. The overall aim of this thesis was to improve the situation for patients with risk for emesis during radiotherapy, by evaluating emesis in patients receiving verum (genuine) acupuncture, sham (simulated) acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Recurrent spontaneous abortion : a clinical, immunological and genetic study

    Author : Barbara Jablonowska; Ole Christiansen B.; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is defined as the loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies before 20 completed gestational weeks. The condition affects 0.5-1% of all women. In the majority of women with RSA, the cause remains unexplained after genetic, endocrine, immunological and anatomical investigations of the couple. READ MORE

  3. 3. Body Composition in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes : Aspects of Glycaemic Control and Insulin Sensitivity

    Author : Stefan Särnblad; Jan Åman; Torsten Tuvemo; Jan Bolinder; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pediatrics; Type 1 diabetes mellitus; Adolescent; Body composition; Physical activity; Energy intake; Metformin; Insulin sensitivity; Pediatrik; Paediatric medicine; Pediatrisk medicin;

    Abstract : Excessive weight gain has frequently been reported in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, especially in girls. In general, puberty is associated with reduced insulin sensitivity that is further diminished by overweight. The causes and consequences of excessive weight gain in adolescents with type 1 diabetes are not fully understood. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on the Evaluation of Public Policies

    Author : Michihito Ando; Matz Dahlberg; Che-Yuan Liang; David Neumark; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Local income growth; Local employment; Nuclear power facilities; Synthetic control method; Quantitative case study; Regression kink design; Endogenous treatment; Intergovernmental grants; Flypaper effect; Treatment effect heterogeneity; Instrumental variable; Oral health; Dentures; Price elasticity; Regression discontinuity design; Cost sharing; Randomization test; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained papers.Essay 1: This paper uses the synthetic control (SC) method to examine how the establishment of Nuclear Power Facilities (NPFs) in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s has affected local per capita income levels in the municipalities in which they were located (NPF municipalities). READ MORE

  5. 5. Bending and Mending the Neurosignature : Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) upon well-being in patients with stress related ailments

    Author : Sven Åke Bood; Torsten Norlander; Gun Nordström; Jarl Risberg; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Attention-placebo; Burn-out; Depression; Flotation-REST; Pain; Prolactin; Relaxation response; Stress; Therapy; Psychology; Psykologi; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The overarching purpose of the current thesis was to assess the long term effects of a treatment program involving flotation-REST for the experience of pain, from the point of view of variables connected with Melzack´s neuromatrix theory, and to examine the extent of a potential attention-placebo effect in connection with flotation-REST.The first study (Paper I) aimed to investigate long-term effects of flotation-REST four months after treatment. READ MORE