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Intervention Protocol

Acupuncture for osteoarthritis

  1. Jeanette Ezzo2,
  2. Victoria A Hadhazy3,
  3. Brian M Berman3,
  4. Marc C Hochberg1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 26 OCT 1998

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001977


How to Cite

Ezzo J, Hadhazy VA, Berman BM, Hochberg MC. Acupuncture for osteoarthritis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1998, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001977. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001977.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

  2. 2

    James P. Swyers Enterprises, Research, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  3. 3

    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Complementary Medicine Program, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

*Marc C Hochberg, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, 10 S Pine St MSTF 8-34, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA. mhochber@umaryland.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Unchanged
  2. Published Online: 26 OCT 1998

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To review all randomized or quasi-randomized (not strictly randomized methods of allocation e.g., by date of birth, hospital record number or alternation) controlled trials pertaining to the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of OA of the knee, hip or hand. The three specific objectives of this systematic review are:

1) To assess the efficacy of acupuncture compared to standard medical treatment for osteoarthritis.

2) To assess the efficacy of true acupuncture compared to sham acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee.

3) To assess the efficacy of acupuncture plus standard medical treatment compared to standard medical care alone for osteoarthritis of the knee.