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Allied and Complementary Medicine™

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: October 30, 2003

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File Description Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Subject Coverage Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options
Tips Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates
Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort


File Description [top]

Allied and Complementary MedicineTM is a unique database covering the fields of complementary or alternative medicine and allied health. Descriptors used in indexing the records are based on MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).

The information in this database will be of interest to anyone who needs to know more about alternatives to conventional medicine, such as: doctors, nurses, podiatrists, and other medical practitioners, therapists, and members of health care libraries, specialist colleges, self-help groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as allied health professionals like physiotherapists and occupational therapists whose practice is conventional.

Approximately 400 biomedical journals are indexed regularly, and relevant articles are taken from other journals. The database includes English-language and European sources; newspapers and books are also indexed.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 164

to locate information on alternatives to clinical medicine.

Expand on descriptors (based on MeSH)

to retrieve a complete term e.g.,

     E CLINICAL

(Clinical Assessment Scales, Clinical Protocols, Clinical Trials, etc.)

USE RT=

to choose between 2 record types

     RT=ABSTRACT or
     RT=CITATION

USE British and American Spellings

where appropriate, e.g., homoeopathy or homeopathy; anaesthesia or anesthesia.



Subject Coverage [top]

Topics covered include:

  • acupuncture
  • ayurvedic medicine
  • chiropractic
  • diet therapy
  • healing research
  • herbalism
  • holistic treatment
  • homeopathy
  • hypnosis
  • iridology
  • meditation
  • moxibustion
  • occupational therapy
  • osteopathy
  • palliative care (beginning 1997)
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry (beginning 1996)
  • psychotherapy
  • reflexology
  • rehabilitation
  • the Alexander Technique
  • traditional Chinese medicine and
  • yoga.


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: 1985 to present
File Size: 166,053 records as of November 2003
Update Frequency: Monthly


Database Content [top]

  • Bibliographic Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Conferences, Symposia, Meetings
  • Journal Articles


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available
  • DIALOG alert Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
ALTMED Alternative Medicine
BIOSCI Biosciences
HEALTH Health
MEDICINE Medicine
NURSING Nursing and Health Administration
NUTRIT Nutrition
PHARM Pharmacology
PHARMR Pharmacology + RINGDOC-Files


Contact [top]

Allied and Complementary Medicine Database is provided by The British Library. Questions concerning file content should be directed to:

The British Library
Bruce Madge
Health Care Information Services

96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
U.K.
Telephone: +44 0207 412 7489
Fax: +44 0207 412 7923
E-Mail: bruce.madge@bl.uk


Terms and Conditions [top]

ALLIED AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE_File 164

Allied and Complementary Medicine is copyrighted by British Library. For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive policy, enter HELP ERA online.


Dialog Standard Terms & Conditions apply.


SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 164:Allied & Complementary Medicine 
     (c) 2000 BLHCIS. All rts. reserv. 
     
  AA=  9146569 
  /TI  Sequential occupational dexterity assessment  (SODA): 
      a new test  to measure hand disability. 
  AU=  van  Lankveld  W;  van"t  Pad  Bosch  P;  Bakker   J; 
      Terwindt S; Franssen M; van Riel P 
  SO=, JN=  J Hand Ther, VOLUME: 9, ISSUE: 1,  PAGE: 27-32 
  PY=, PD=  1996 
  DT=, LA=  DOCUMENT TYPE:  Journal Article  LANGUAGE:  English 
  RT=  RECORD TYPE:    Abstract 
     
  /AB  ABSTRACT: Measuring hand-related disability poses a 
      problem due to a lack  of  validated  tests. 
      This  report  introduces the sequential occupational 
      dexterity   assessment (SODA), a test that measures 
      bimanual dexterity in  daily  life.  The design of the 
      SODA is described. Validity and reliability of the SODA 
      are demonstrated in a sample of patients with  rheumatoid 
      arthritis (RA), in whom impairment of the hands  may 
      cause  serious disability  in  daily  life. Good 
      reliability was found, as measured by internal 
      consistency, test-retest correlation, and interrater 
      stability. Validity was established by relating the SODA 
      to a number of other variables. Current disease activity 
      was only weakly related to the SODA score. Impairment of 
      the hands is more strongly related to dexterity than 
      to current disease activity.  However, dexterity could vary 
      considerably in patients  with similar degrees of impairment. 
      Pain during the SODA proved to  be more important for 
      dexterity than general level of pain. Considerable variation 
      was found in self-reported and observed  dexterity. 
      It was concluded that the SODA may guide the therapist 
      in making decisions about hand therapy. The use of the 
      SODA allows standardized evaluation of the effects of 
      hand surgery on bimanual dexterity. 
     
  /DE  DESCRIPTORS   -   Entry   Term:    HAND;    ARTHRITIS 
      RHEUMATOID; DISABILITY EVALUATION; ACTIVITIES OF DAILY 
      LIVING; REHABILITATION; BIOMECHANICS; PHYSIOLOGICAL 
      TESTING; METHODS 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S ALTERNATIVE(W)MEDICINE
/AB AB Abstract1,4 Word S SODA(W)SCORE/AB
/DE DE Descriptor2,3 Word
& Phrase
S PHYSIOLOGICAL(W)TESTING/DE
S DISABILITY EVALUATION/DE
/ID ID Identifier4 Word
& Phrase
S SALINE(W)SOLUTION/ID
S ABDOMINAL PAIN/ID
/TI TI Title Word S OCCUPATIONAL(W)DEXTER?/TI

1 May also include English Summary if journal article is non-English

2 Contains Keywords, and Minor Terms

3 Also /DF.

4 Not present in every record.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AA= AA The British Library Record Number Phrase S AA=9146569
AU= AU Author Phrase S AU=VAN LANKVELD W
None AZ DIALOG Accession Number
DT= DT Document Type Phrase S DT=REVIEW
None IS Issue
JN= JN Journal Name Phrase S JN=J HAND THER
LA= LA Language Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
PD= PD Publication Date Phrase S PD=19960101
None PG Page
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=1996
RT= RT Record Type Phrase S RT=ABSTRACT
SO= SO Source Word S SO=(J(W)HAND(W)THER?)
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
None VO Volume


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ABS Abstract Present S S3/ABS
/ENG English-Language Records S S3/ENG
/ES English Summary for a Non-English Abstract S S4/ES
/YYYY Publication Year S S2/1996:1997


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AU, JN, PD, PY, TI SORT S5/ALL/PY,D


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. RANK DE
RANK AU S4


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

Display codes listed in the Search Options tables can be used to customize output. TYPE S4/TI,RT/1-5
PRINT S5/TI,RT,LA/ALL


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record Except Abstract4
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation4
4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields1,4
5 -- Full Record1,4
6 Free Title and Publication Date
7 Long Bibliographic Citation and Abstract1,4
8 Short Title, Indexing, and Publication Date4
9 Full Full Record1,4
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 00086478/9
DISPLAY 00086478/9
PRINT 00086478/9


Rates [top]

Rates For File: Allied and Complementary Medicine™[164]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $4.46
Cost per minute:                   $1.83
Rank Elements                      $0.00
ALERT (default)                    $8.50
ALERT (Monthly)                    $8.50
ALERT (Biweekly/twice a month) *   $8.50
ALERT (Weekly)                 *   $8.50
ALERT (Daily)                  *   $8.50
ALERT (Calendar weekly)        *   $8.50
ALERT (Intraday)               *   $8.50
* = custom scheduled Alerts only
ALERT Number of included prints        0

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $1.25    $1.25
     3    $1.25    $1.25
     4    $2.00    $2.00
     5    $2.00    $2.00
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $2.00    $2.00
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $2.25    $2.25
KWIC95    $0.22       NA
KWIC96    $0.19       NA

REDIST/COPY Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
        1-2       1.00
       3-25       1.50
     26-100       3.00
    101-200       4.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00

ARCHIVE Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
       1-25       1.50
     26-200       3.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
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