The Effect of Acupuncture on Anxiety and Working Memory
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01492738|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Memory Impairment Anxiety||Procedure: Acupuncture||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Acupuncture on Anxiety and Working Memory|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
No Intervention: Control Group
Participants will be asked to make themselves comfortable lying on a massage table for 20 minutes.
Active Comparator: Acupuncture group
Acupuncture group will receive one acupuncture treatment for twenty minutes.
After completing questionnaires and anxiety survey, a licensed acupuncturist will insert needles according to Clean Needle Technique into specific acupuncture points. Procedure will last 20 minutes.Following acupuncture treatment, participants will complete anxiety survey and memory test.
- Change in anxiety level [ Time Frame: Baseline and after1 hour ]Participants will complete the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory survey to see how anxious they are initially; after acupuncture treatment or quiet resting, they will complete the survey again to see how anxious they are after the intervention.
- Memory task [ Time Frame: After 1 hour ]Following acupuncture treatment or resting control, participants will complete a standardized memory test (AOSPAN) to see if intervention affects memory.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01492738
|United States, Illinois|
|Tiffani Kim Institute|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60654|
|A Center for Oriental Medicine|
|Wilmette, Illinois, United States, 60091|
|Principal Investigator:||Jason Bussell, MSOM, LAc||National University of Health Sciences|
|Study Director:||Hui Yan Cai, PhD, LAc||National University of Health Sciences|