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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Linde, K; Witt, CM; Streng, A; Weidenhammer, W; Wagenpfeil, S; Brinkhaus, B; Willich, SN; Melchart, D 
Title:
The impact of patient expectations on outcomes in four randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in patients with chronic pain. 
Abstract:
In a pooled analysis of four randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in patients with migraine, tension-type headache, chronic low back pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee we investigated the influence of expectations on clinical outcome. The 864 patients included in the analysis received either 12 sessions of acupuncture or minimal (i.e. sham) acupuncture (superficial needling of non-acupuncture points) over an 8 week period. Patients were asked at baseline whether they considered acupunct...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Pain 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
128 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
264-71 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0304-3959 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie