Criteria for Evidence-based Practice in Iranian Traditional Medicine

  • Seyyed Kamran Soltani Arabshahi Department of Medical Education, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hoorieh Mohammadi Kenari Medical Sciences Education and Development Office, School of Traditional Medicine,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Gholamreza Kordafshari Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Shoaleh Bigdeli Mail Department of Medical Education, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Iranian traditional medicine, Evidence-based practice, Qualitative study

Abstract

The major difference between Iranian traditional medicine and allopathic medicine is in the application  of  evidence  and  documents.  In  this  study,  criteria  for  evidence-based  practice  in  Iranian traditional medicine and its rules of practice were studied. The experts’ views were investigated through in- depth, semi-structured interviews and the results were categorized into four main categories including Designing clinical questions/clinical question-based search, critical appraisal, resource search criteria and clinical prescription appraisal. Although the application of evidence in Iranian traditional medicine follows Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) principles but it benefits from its own rules, regulations, and criteria that are compatible with EBM.

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Published
2015-10-06
How to Cite
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Soltani Arabshahi SK, Mohammadi Kenari H, Kordafshari G, Shams Ardakani MR, Bigdeli S. Criteria for Evidence-based Practice in Iranian Traditional Medicine. Acta Med Iran. 53(7):419-424.
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