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journal article 
Author(s):
Brinkhaus, B; Witt, CM; Jena, S; Linde, K; Streng, A; Irnich, D; Hummelsberger, J; Hammes, M; Pach, D; Melchart, D; Willich, SN 
Title:
Interventions and physician characteristics in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture in patients with low-back pain. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Descriptions of the interventions used in acupuncture studies are often incomplete. The aim of this paper is to describe participating trial physicians and interventions in a randomised trial of acupuncture for low back pain. DESIGN: Three-armed, randomized, controlled multicenter trial with 1-year follow-up. A total of 301 patients with low-back pain were randomized to 12 sessions of semistandardized acupuncture (at least six local and two distant points needled bilaterally from a se...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Altern Complement Med 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
12 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
649-57 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1075-5535 
TUM Institution:
II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik