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Homeopathy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

  1. Emily J Peckham1,*,
  2. E Andrea Nelson2,
  3. Joanne Greenhalgh3,
  4. Katy Cooper4,
  5. E Rachel Roberts5,
  6. Anurag Agrawal6

Editorial Group: Cochrane IBD Group

Published Online: 13 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009710.pub2


How to Cite

Peckham EJ, Nelson EA, Greenhalgh J, Cooper K, Roberts ER, Agrawal A. Homeopathy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009710. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009710.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of York, Department of Health Sciences, Heslington, UK

  2. 2

    University of Leeds, School of Healthcare, Leeds, UK

  3. 3

    University of Leeds, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Leeds, UK

  4. 4

    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), Sheffield, UK

  5. 5

    Homeopathy Research Institute, London, Wales, UK

  6. 6

    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine, Doncaster, UK

*Emily J Peckham, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, ARRC Building, Heslington, YO10 5DD, UK. emily.peckham@york.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 13 NOV 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgments about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Homeopathy compared to usual care or placebo, outcome: 1.1 Global improvement - patients who improved.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Homeopathy compared to usual care or placebo, outcome: 1.2 Feeling unwell.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Homeopathy compared to usual care or placebo, Outcome 1 Global improvement - patients who improved.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Homeopathy compared to usual care or placebo, Outcome 2 Feeling unwell.