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Author(s):
Linde, Klaus; Niemann, Karin; Meissner, Karin 
Title:
Are Sham Acupuncture Interventions More Effective than (Other) Placebos? A Re-Analysis of Data from the Cochrane Review on Placebo Effects 
Abstract:
Background and Objective: A recent Cochrane review on placebo interventions for all kinds of conditions found that ‘physical placebos’ (which included sham acupuncture) were associated with larger effects over no-treatment control groups than ‘pharmacological placebos’. We re-analyzed the data from this review to investigate whether effects associated with sham acupuncture differed from those of other ‘physical placebos’. Methods: All trials included in the Cochrane review as investigating ‘phys...    »
 
Keywords:
Acupuncture; Placebo effects; Sham acupuncture; Randomized controlled trial; Meta-analysis 
Journal title:
Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
17 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1661-4127 
E-ISSN:
1661-4127 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.