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Título : Randomised controlled study in the primary healthcare sector to investigate the effectiveness and safety of auriculotherapy for the treatment of uncomplicated chronic rachialgia: a study protocol.
Autor : Vas, Jorge
Aguilar, Inmaculada
Campos, M Ángeles
Méndez, Camila
Perea-Milla, Emilio
Modesto, Manuela
Caro, Paloma
Martos, Francisco
García-Ruiz, Antonio J
Filiación: [Vas,J; Aguilar,I; Campos,MA; Modesto,M] Pain Treatment Unit, Primary Healthcare Centre, Dos Hermanas, Spain. [Méndez,C] Andalusian Public Health System, Sevilla, Spain. [Perea-Milla,E] Support Research Unit (Public Health and Epidemiology Network Biomedical Research Centre. CIBERESP), Costa del Sol Hospital, Marbella, Spain. [Caro,P] Doña Mercedes Primary Healthcare Centre, Dos Hermanas, Spain. [García-Ruiz,AJ] Department of Pharmacology, Malaga University, Spain
Palabras clave : Dolor de espalda
Acupuntura Auricular
Enfermedad crónica
Dimensión del dolor
Atención primaria
Enfermedades de la Columna Vertebral
MeSH: Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms::Signs and Symptoms::Pain::Back Pain
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms::Pathologic Processes::Disease Attributes::Chronic Disease
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Female
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Middle Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures::Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological::Neurologic Examination::Pain Measurement
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Patient Care Management::Comprehensive Health Care::Primary Health Care
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Methods::Research Design
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Musculoskeletal Diseases::Bone Diseases::Spinal Diseases
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Quality of Health Care::Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)::Outcome Assessment (Health Care)::Treatment Outcome
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Therapeutics::Complementary Therapies::Auriculotherapy::Acupuncture, Ear
Fecha de publicación : 2008
Editorial : BioMed Central
Cita Bibliográfica: Vas J, Aguilar I, Campos MA, Méndez C, Perea-Milla E, Modesto M, et al. Randomised controlled study in the primary healthcare sector to investigate the effectiveness and safety of auriculotherapy for the treatment of uncomplicated chronic rachialgia: a study protocol. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008;8:36
Abstract: BACKGROUND Uncomplicated chronic rachialgia is a highly prevalent complaint, and one for which therapeutic results are contradictory. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of treatment with auriculopressure, in the primary healthcare sector, carried out by trained healthcare professionals via a 30-hour course. METHODS/DESIGN The design consists of a multi-centre randomized controlled trial, with placebo, with two parallel groups, and including an economic evaluation. Patients with chronic uncomplicated rachialgia, whose GP is considering referral for auriculopressure sensory stimulation, are eligible for inclusion. Sampling will be by consecutive selection, and randomised allocation to one of the two study arms will be determined using a centralised method, following a 1:1 plan (true auriculopressure; placebo auriculopressure). The implants (true and placebo) will be replaced once weekly, and the treatment will have a duration of 8 weeks. The primary outcome measure will be the change in pain intensity, measured on a visual analogue scale (VAS) of 100 mm, at 9 weeks after beginning the treatment. A follow up study will be performed at 6 months after beginning treatment. An assessment will also be made of the changes measured in the Spanish version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire, of the changes in the Lattinen test, and of the changes in quality of life (SF-12). Also planned is an analysis of cost-effectiveness and also, if necessary, a cost-benefit analysis. DISCUSSION This study will contribute to developing evidence on the use of auriculotherapy using Semen vaccariae [wang bu liu xing] for the treatment of uncomplicated chronic rachialgia. TRIAL REGISTRATION Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN01897462.
Descripción : Study protocol; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't;
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10668/1922
Versión del editor : http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/8/36
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-8-36
ISSN : 1472-6882 (Online)
Appears in Collections:01- Artículos - APES Costa del Sol
01- Artículos - Consejería de Salud
01- Artículos - DSAP Sevilla Sur

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