Quality of Life and Acupuncture on Chronic Pain: A Randomized Study Before and After Performing

This study has been terminated.
(This study was completed.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tahereh Fathi Najafi, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01651338
First received: July 17, 2012
Last updated: July 25, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

Chronic pains can affect the life quality. This study has performed in the first time in Mashhad.The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of acupuncture on the life quality of 150 patients who suffered from chronic pain. Some people like performing acupuncture because they believed it's free of risks and beneficial.

In order to achieve this purpose, we had examined the life quality of the patients before and after acupuncture. This study was randomly performed on 150 patients aged between 17-75. They were suffering from chronic pain.

The questionnaire is based on WHO QOL. The questionnaires were filled out once before acupuncture and once 12 weeks after it.


Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Pain
Procedure: acupuncture
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Islamic Azad University and Dr Sadre Nabavi Clinic

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Further study details as provided by Islamic Azad University, Tehran:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life improvement [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: accupuncture,
The patients went through acupuncture for 8 -10 sessions and either once or two times a week. The number and the place of needles were 8 -12 for each patient which were located on the right place.
Procedure: acupuncture
The patients went through acupuncture for 8 -10 sessions and either once or two times a week. The number and the place of needles were 8 -12 for each patient which were located on the right place.

Detailed Description:

This study was completed on time.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged between 17 - 75 years old,
  • suffering from arthritis pains,
  • migraine backaches,
  • muscular spasms,
  • pains in the neck, and in the knee
  • duration of disease over 1 year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • tacking pain relief
  • pregnant women
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01651338

Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dr sadre Nabavi clinic
Mashhad, Khorasane Razavi, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Investigators
Study Director: Shahinfar medical university Fathi Najafi, phD student IAUM
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Tahereh Fathi Najafi, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01651338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: accupuncture, iaum
Study First Received: July 17, 2012
Last Updated: July 25, 2012
Health Authority: Iran: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Islamic Azad University, Tehran:
Acupuncture
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

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