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Article: A randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee

TitleA randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Rheumatology, 1999, v. 38 n. 4, p. 346-354 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to standard care for the relief of pain and dysfunction in elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Methods. Seventy-three patients with symptomatic OA of the knee were randomly assigned to treatment (acupuncture) or standard care (control). Analysis was performed on last score carried forward to account for patients who dropped out before completion. Patients self-scored Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Lequesne indices at baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Patients in the control group were offered acupuncture treatment after 12 weeks. The data for these patients are pooled with those from the original acupuncture group for within-group analysis. Results. Patients randomized to acupuncture improved on both WOMAC and Lequesne indices compared to those who received standard treatment alone. Significant differences on total WOMAC Scale were seen at 4 and 8 weeks. There appears to be a slight decline in effect at 4 weeks after cessation of treatment (12 weeks after first treatment). No adverse effects of acupuncture were reported. Conclusion. These data suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe adjunctive therapy to conventional care for patients with OA of the knee.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188532
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.524
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.449
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dc.contributor.authorBerman, BMen_US
dc.contributor.authorSingh, BBen_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLangenberg, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorHadhazy, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorBareta, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorHochberg, Men_US
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dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationRheumatology, 1999, v. 38 n. 4, p. 346-354en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to standard care for the relief of pain and dysfunction in elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Methods. Seventy-three patients with symptomatic OA of the knee were randomly assigned to treatment (acupuncture) or standard care (control). Analysis was performed on last score carried forward to account for patients who dropped out before completion. Patients self-scored Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Lequesne indices at baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Patients in the control group were offered acupuncture treatment after 12 weeks. The data for these patients are pooled with those from the original acupuncture group for within-group analysis. Results. Patients randomized to acupuncture improved on both WOMAC and Lequesne indices compared to those who received standard treatment alone. Significant differences on total WOMAC Scale were seen at 4 and 8 weeks. There appears to be a slight decline in effect at 4 weeks after cessation of treatment (12 weeks after first treatment). No adverse effects of acupuncture were reported. Conclusion. These data suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe adjunctive therapy to conventional care for patients with OA of the knee.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/en_US
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dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Analgesiaen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLinear Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritis, Knee - Rehabilitation - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshSeverity Of Illness Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titleA randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the kneeen_US
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