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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
MacPherson, H; Vertosick, E A; Foster, N E; Lewith, G; Linde, K; Sherman, K J; Witt, C M; Vickers, A J 
Title:
The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: a meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain. 
Abstract:
There is uncertainty regarding how long the effects of acupuncture treatment persist after a course of treatment. We aimed to determine the trajectory of pain scores over time after acupuncture, using a large individual patient data set from high-quality randomized trials of acupuncture for chronic pain. The available individual patient data set included 29 trials and 17,922 patients. The chronic pain conditions included musculoskeletal pain (low back, neck, and shoulder), osteoarthritis of the...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Pain 
Year:
2017 
Journal volume:
158 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
784-793 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0304-3959 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung