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Conference Paper: Double-blind randomized control trial of acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorder

TitleDouble-blind randomized control trial of acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorder
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Issue Date2009
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
The 1st Hong Kong Neurological Congress cum 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society, Hong Kong, 6-8 November 2009. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2009, v. 15 n. 6, suppl. 7, p. 29, abstract FP3 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy, safety, and compliance of short-term electro-acupuncture (EA) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled, clinical trial. Children with ASD were randomly assigned to EA group (n=30) or sham electro-acupuncture (SEA) group (n=25) matched by age and severity of autism. The EA group received EA for selected acupoints while SEA group received sham EA to sham acupoints. A total of 12 acupuncture sessions over 4 weeks were given. Primary outcome measures included WeeFIM, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), Leiter International Performance Scale–Revised (Leiter-R), Clinical Global Impression–Improvement (CGI-I) scale. Secondary outcome measures consisted of Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale (RFRLS), Reynell Developmental Language Scale (RDLS), and standardised parental report. Data were analysed by Mann-Whitney test. RESULTS: There was significant improvement in language comprehension domain of WeeFIM (P=0.02), self-care caregiver assistant domain of PEDI (P=0.028), and CGI-I (P=0.003) in the EA than SEA group. As for parental report, the EA group also showed significantly better social initiation (P=0.01), receptive language (P=0.006), motor skill (P=0.034), coordination (P=0.07), and attention span (P=0.003). More than 70% children with ASD adapted acupuncture easily, while 8% had poor acupuncture compliance. Mild side-effect with minor superficial bleeding or irritability during acupuncture was found. CONCLUSION: A short 4 weeks (12 sessions) course of EA is useful to improve the specific function in children with ASD, especially for language comprehension and self-care ability.
DescriptionFree Paper Presentations: FP3
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/126856
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, VCNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, WLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T12:52:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T12:52:33Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 1st Hong Kong Neurological Congress cum 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society, Hong Kong, 6-8 November 2009. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2009, v. 15 n. 6, suppl. 7, p. 29, abstract FP3en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/126856-
dc.descriptionFree Paper Presentations: FP3-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy, safety, and compliance of short-term electro-acupuncture (EA) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled, clinical trial. Children with ASD were randomly assigned to EA group (n=30) or sham electro-acupuncture (SEA) group (n=25) matched by age and severity of autism. The EA group received EA for selected acupoints while SEA group received sham EA to sham acupoints. A total of 12 acupuncture sessions over 4 weeks were given. Primary outcome measures included WeeFIM, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), Leiter International Performance Scale–Revised (Leiter-R), Clinical Global Impression–Improvement (CGI-I) scale. Secondary outcome measures consisted of Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale (RFRLS), Reynell Developmental Language Scale (RDLS), and standardised parental report. Data were analysed by Mann-Whitney test. RESULTS: There was significant improvement in language comprehension domain of WeeFIM (P=0.02), self-care caregiver assistant domain of PEDI (P=0.028), and CGI-I (P=0.003) in the EA than SEA group. As for parental report, the EA group also showed significantly better social initiation (P=0.01), receptive language (P=0.006), motor skill (P=0.034), coordination (P=0.07), and attention span (P=0.003). More than 70% children with ASD adapted acupuncture easily, while 8% had poor acupuncture compliance. Mild side-effect with minor superficial bleeding or irritability during acupuncture was found. CONCLUSION: A short 4 weeks (12 sessions) course of EA is useful to improve the specific function in children with ASD, especially for language comprehension and self-care ability.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.titleDouble-blind randomized control trial of acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorderen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, VCN: vcnwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, W: chenwx100@yahoo.com-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros168172en_HK
dc.identifier.volume15-
dc.identifier.issue6, suppl. 7-
dc.identifier.spage29-
dc.identifier.epage29-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-
dc.description.otherThe 1st Hong Kong Neurological Congress cum 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society, Hong Kong, 6-8 November 2009. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2009, v. 15 n. 6, suppl. 7, p. 29, abstract FP3-

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