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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Linde, K; Streng, A; Hoppe, A; Weidenhammer, W; Wagenpfeil, S; Melchart, D 
Title:
Randomized trial vs. observational study of acupuncture for migraine found that patient characteristics differed but outcomes were similar. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient characteristics and outcomes between a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and an observational study (OS) of acupuncture treatment in patients with migraine. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Within the framework of a research program for acupuncture for chronic pain, both an RCT and an OS of routine care were performed in patients with migraine. One hundred forty-five patients received acupuncture in the RCT and 732 in the OS. All patients completed a pain questionnaire, in...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Clin Epidemiol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
60 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
280-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0895-4356 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie