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Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial

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Autor: Vas Ruiz, Jorge
Méndez Martínez, Camila
Perea Milla, Emilio
Vega, Evelia
Panadero, María Dolores
León Rubio, José María
Borge González, Miguel Ángel
Gaspar, Olga
Sánchez Rodríguez, Francisco
Jurado, Rosario
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Social
Fecha: 2004
Publicado en: BMJ, 329, 1-5
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Objectives To analyse the efficacy of acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, with respect to pain relief, reduction of stiffness, and increased physical function during treatment; modifications in the consumption of diclofenac during treatment; and changes in the patient’s quality of life. Design Randomised, controlled, single blind trial, with blinded evaluation and statistical analysis of results. Setting Pain management unit in a public primary care centre in southern Spain, over a period of two years. Participants 97 outpatients presenting with osteoarthritis of the knee. Interventions Patients were randomly separated into two groups, one receiving acupuncture plus diclofenac (n = 48) and the other placebo acupuncture plus diclofenac (n = 49). Main outcome measures The clinical variables examined included intensity of pain as measured by a visual analogue scale; pain, stiffness, and physical function subscales of the ...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/32277

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38238.601447.3A

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