A meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
A meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain.
Journal
International Journal of Epidemiology
Author(s)
Patel M., Gutzwiller F., Paccaud F., Marazzi A.
ISSN
0300-5771 (Print)
ISSN-L
0300-5771
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1989
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
4
Pages
900-906
Language
english
Abstract
Results of 14 randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for chronic pain were pooled in a meta-analysis and analysed in three subgroups according to site of pain; and in two subgroups each according to type to trial, type of treatment, type of control, 'blindness' of participating agents, trial size, and type of journal in which results were published. While few individual trials had statistically significant results, pooled results of many subgroups attained statistical significance in favour of acupuncture. Various potential sources of bias, including problems with blindness, precluded a conclusive finding although most results apparently favoured acupuncture.
Keywords
Acupuncture Analgesia/statistics & numerical data, Chronic Disease, Confidence Intervals, Humans, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Models, Statistical, Odds Ratio, Pain/therapy, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Selection Bias
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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