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Literature quality analysis of RCTs regarding acupuncture for chronic neck pain / 中国针灸
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776246
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ABSTRACT
The internationally-accepted Consolidated Standards for Reporting of Trials (CONSORT) and Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA) were applied to evaluate the literature quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding acupuncture for chronic neck pain in past 10 years. The literature of RCTs regarding acupuncture for chronic neck pain was searched by computer; the English literature was searched in PubMed and EMbase, while the Chinese literature was searched in CNKI, Wanfang database, VIP database and China Biomedical Literature Database. The literature published from January 2008 to January 2018 was searched. As a result, 29 Chinese articles and 10 English articles were included. According to CONSORT, among Chinese articles, 28 articles (96.6%) described baseline data, 23 articles (79.3%) described randomization, 0 articles (0.0%) described allocation concealment, 3 articles (10.3%) described blind method; among English articles, 6 articles (60.0%) described baseline data, 8 articles (80.0%) described randomization, 8 articles (80.0%) described allocation concealment, and 7 articles (70.0%) described blind method. According to STRICTA, among Chinese articles, 8 articles (27.6%) described needle instrument selection, 18 articles (62.1%) described needle depth, 24 articles (82.8%) described needling sensation, and 0 articles (0.0%) described acupuncturist' qualifications; among English articles, 5 articles (50.0%) described needle instrument selection, 8 articles (80.0%) described needle depth, 3 articles (30.0%) described needling sensation, and 4 articles (40.0%) described acupuncturist' qualifications. In conclusion, the reporting of acupuncture details in Chinese literature is superior to that in English literature, while the reporting of trial design in English literature is slightly superior to that in Chinese literature. Moreover, both Chinese and English literature need to further improve clinical trial design to improve the reporting quality of clinical evidence based on CONSORT and STRICTA.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Publications / Therapeutics / Humans / Acupuncture Therapy / Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / China / Neck Pain / PubMed Type of study: Controlled clinical trial / Practice guideline Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Year: 2019 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Publications / Therapeutics / Humans / Acupuncture Therapy / Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / China / Neck Pain / PubMed Type of study: Controlled clinical trial / Practice guideline Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Year: 2019 Type: Article