Cost-Effectiveness of and Long-Term Outcomes Following Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00010647
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006

February 2, 2001
August 16, 2006
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Cost-Effectiveness of and Long-Term Outcomes Following Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Cost-Effectiveness of and Long-Term Outcomes Following Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The purpose of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture and to determine the long-term outcomes and health care utilization of people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

Osteoarthritis (OA) makes up a large proportion of the disability and economic costs in the U.S. The knee is the most common site of OA and is a common cause of disability and the leading indication of total knee replacement in the elderly. There are presently no curative therapies for OA. Recently, increased attention has focused on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, such as acupuncture, especially for patients who have failed to respond to more standard therapy. Little is known of the long-term health services utilization and outcomes of patients with knee OA. This study will evaluate the cost effectiveness and overall outcomes of acupuncture for OA treatment.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture or placebo. Surveys and questionnaires will be used to assess participants. Data will be collected on the short- and long-term utilization of health services as well as on pain and physical function.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Procedure: Acupuncture
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Berman BM, Lao L, Langenberg P, Lee WL, Gilpin AM, Hochberg MC. Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Dec 21;141(12):901-10. Summary for patients in: Ann Intern Med. 2004 Dec 21;141(12):I20.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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July 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA)
Both
50 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00010647
P50 AT000084-01P1, P50 AT000084-01
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc C. Hochberg University of Maryland Osteoporosis Clinic
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
August 2006

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