Philip Harris
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Publications 8
#1Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
#2Rhian C. Atkins (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 2
Last.Tina Alwyn (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Background There are few published examples of research examining the effect of massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology in clinic settings. In addition to measuring treatment outcomes, it may also be important to measure the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist and assess its contribution to outcomes. Aims To evaluate perceived changes in client quality of life following treatment; to determine whether the relationship between the client and therapist predicts the...
#1Rhian C. Atkins (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 2
#2Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
Summary Background Work stress is a major occupational problem in the UK. Few studies have examined the role of complementary therapies in reducing stress in the workplace. To help determine the usefulness of reflexology in managing stress a preliminary study was conducted in an occupational setting. Aim To explore the use of reflexology in managing stress in the workplace. Method In a single-subjects experimental design, four employees from a single organisation received reflexology treatments....
#1Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
#2Ilora G. Finlay Frcp Frcgp (University of Wales)H-Index: 26
Last.Kerenza Hood (University of Wales)H-Index: 46
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Abstract Objectives: To determine the prevalence and cost of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, and examine perceived satisfaction and reasons for using CAM. Design and setting: Cross sectional survey of 1697 patients with breast, prostate, lung or neurological cancer registered with a single NHS authority in Wales. Participants: One thousand and seventy-seven (64%) of patients, aged 18 years or over with cancer diagnosis of at least 3 months, returned analysable questionnaires. T...
#1Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
#2Rebecca Rees (IOE: Institute of Education)H-Index: 25
Abstract Objective: To conduct a systematic review of published research investigating the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in the general population. Design: A protocol was developed for a systematic review of survey literature identified using two bibliographic databases and citation tracking. The protocol specified criteria for: 1) database searches; 2) selection of studies for review; and 3) description of methodological and substantive aspects of the studies. R...
#1Kirsten Stalker (University of Stirling)H-Index: 19
#2Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
This paper reviews recent research concerning the exercise of choice by people with intellectual disabilities, drawing on the fields of social policy and psychology. The concept of choice has been treated differently at policy level, in theories of decisionmaking and within experimental research, although many studies of choice-making offer no definition of the term. At a methodological level, the difficulties inherent in measuring outcomes and a tendency to seek only the views of staff and care...
#1Philip Harris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 6
#2N. Pooley (Cardiff Metropolitan University)H-Index: 1
Summary Objective: The study aimed to survey the illness-conditions presenting for shiatsu treatment. Design: A nation-wide questionnaire survey was conducted of all qualified shiatsu practitioners registered with the Shiatsu Society UK. Methods: Client and practitioner questionnaires were piloted during a preliminary stage. In the main survey, all registered shiatsu practitioners in the UK ( n = 397) were asked to complete structured questionnaires about themselves and three of their clients. R...