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Article: Electroacupuncture for children with autism spectrum disorder: Pilot study of 2 cases

TitleElectroacupuncture for children with autism spectrum disorder: Pilot study of 2 cases
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/acm
Citation
Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine, 2008, v. 14 n. 8, p. 1057-1065 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The objective of this study was to observe for efficacy, safety, and compliance of electroacupuncture for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: Two (2) children with ASD received electroacupuncture for 24 sessions over 8 weeks and were assessed pre- and postacupuncture. We defined a positive or negative change as an improvement or deterioration of 25%, respectively, in total score or any subscales of Aberrant Behavioral Checklist (ABC), Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale (RFRLS), WeeFIM,® and as a rating of much improved or much worse on the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) scale. Results: For ABC, positive changes in "Irritability" and "Stereotypy" was noted in case 1 but no changes occurred for case 2. For RFRLS, positive changes were found for both cases in "Sensory motor," "Sensory response," and "Total score," although negative change was noted for case 2 in "Affectual response." For WeeFIM®, there were no positive or negative changes in both cases. For CGI-I, positive change in case 1 with much improved in "Social relatedness, Communication, and Stereotypy behavior" was reported. Conclusions: A short intensive course of electroacupuncture might improve some core features of children with ASD. © 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129324
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.395
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.475
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH)
Funding Information:

This research is funded by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH), Hosptial Authority. We would like to thank the following for their assistance: Terri Ho, research assistant, and the staff in Tung Wah Hospital, especially Priscilla Lui.

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dc.contributor.authorWuLi, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, VCNen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:35:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:35:20Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine, 2008, v. 14 n. 8, p. 1057-1065en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1075-5535en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129324-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The objective of this study was to observe for efficacy, safety, and compliance of electroacupuncture for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: Two (2) children with ASD received electroacupuncture for 24 sessions over 8 weeks and were assessed pre- and postacupuncture. We defined a positive or negative change as an improvement or deterioration of 25%, respectively, in total score or any subscales of Aberrant Behavioral Checklist (ABC), Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale (RFRLS), WeeFIM,® and as a rating of much improved or much worse on the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) scale. Results: For ABC, positive changes in "Irritability" and "Stereotypy" was noted in case 1 but no changes occurred for case 2. For RFRLS, positive changes were found for both cases in "Sensory motor," "Sensory response," and "Total score," although negative change was noted for case 2 in "Affectual response." For WeeFIM®, there were no positive or negative changes in both cases. For CGI-I, positive change in case 1 with much improved in "Social relatedness, Communication, and Stereotypy behavior" was reported. Conclusions: A short intensive course of electroacupuncture might improve some core features of children with ASD. © 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/acmen_HK
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dc.rightsThis is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine © 2008 [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAutistic Disorder - complications - therapy-
dc.subject.meshChild Behavior - psychology-
dc.subject.meshChild Behavior Disorders - etiology - therapy-
dc.subject.meshElectroacupuncture - methods-
dc.subject.meshStereotypic Movement Disorder - etiology - therapy-
dc.titleElectroacupuncture for children with autism spectrum disorder: Pilot study of 2 casesen_HK
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