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Article: Adequate application of quantitative and qualitative statistic analytic methods in acupuncture clinical trials

TitleAdequate application of quantitative and qualitative statistic analytic methods in acupuncture clinical trials
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Issue Date2012
PublisherJCIM Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jcimjournal.com
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Journal Of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 2012, v. 10 n. 8, p. 847-852 How to Cite?
AbstractRecently, proper use of the statistical methods in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) has received increased attention. Statistical inference based on hypothesis testing is the foundation of clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. In this article, the authors described the methodological differences between literature published in Chinese and Western journals in the design and analysis of acupuncture RCTs and the application of basic statistical principles. In China, qualitative analysis method has been widely used in acupuncture and TCM clinical trials, while the between-group quantitative analysis methods on clinical symptom scores are commonly used in the West. The evidence for and against these analytical differences were discussed based on the data of RCTs assessing acupuncture for pain relief. The authors concluded that although both methods have their unique advantages, quantitative analysis should be used as the primary analysis while qualitative analysis can be a secondary criterion for analysis. The purpose of this paper is to inspire further discussion of such special issues in clinical research design and thus contribute to the increased scientific rigor of TCM research.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188655
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dc.contributor.authorTan, MTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T04:10:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-03T04:10:53Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 2012, v. 10 n. 8, p. 847-852en_US
dc.identifier.issn1672-1977en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188655-
dc.description.abstractRecently, proper use of the statistical methods in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) has received increased attention. Statistical inference based on hypothesis testing is the foundation of clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. In this article, the authors described the methodological differences between literature published in Chinese and Western journals in the design and analysis of acupuncture RCTs and the application of basic statistical principles. In China, qualitative analysis method has been widely used in acupuncture and TCM clinical trials, while the between-group quantitative analysis methods on clinical symptom scores are commonly used in the West. The evidence for and against these analytical differences were discussed based on the data of RCTs assessing acupuncture for pain relief. The authors concluded that although both methods have their unique advantages, quantitative analysis should be used as the primary analysis while qualitative analysis can be a secondary criterion for analysis. The purpose of this paper is to inspire further discussion of such special issues in clinical research design and thus contribute to the increased scientific rigor of TCM research.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJCIM Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jcimjournal.comen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Chinese Integrative Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapy - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshData Interpretation, Statisticalen_US
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshRandomized Controlled Trials As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshResearch Designen_US
dc.titleAdequate application of quantitative and qualitative statistic analytic methods in acupuncture clinical trialsen_US
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dc.identifier.emailLao, L: lxlao1@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.3736/jcim20120803en_US
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