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Intervention Protocol

Acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorder

  1. Daniel KL Cheuk*,
  2. Virginia Wong,
  3. Wen Xiong Chen

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 15 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007849


How to Cite

Cheuk DKL, Wong V, Chen WX. Acupuncture for autistic spectrum disorder (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007849. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007849.

Author Information

  1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China

*Daniel KL Cheuk, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China. cheukkld@hkucc.hku.hk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 APR 2009

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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:

The objectives of this systematic review are to determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in patients with autism spectrum disorder. We intend to assess whether acupuncture:
1. is effective in reducing social, communication and behavioural impairments;
2. can improve the quality of life and overall functioning;
3. is associated with any adverse effects.