Treatment of Complaints Following Sports Injuries With Traditional Chinese Medicine
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02725697|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Athletic Injuries||Other: TCM treatment|
In Switzerland, still very little is known about the treatment with TCM (acupuncture, Chinese medicinal therapy, Tuina massage, nutrition, qigong) under everyday conditions. The importance of non-medical therapists in the healthcare system is rarely investigated. It is likely that patients with chronic injuries use several therapies (including conventional medicine) in a pragmatic way. They may apply TCM either due to primary preference or because other forms of therapy fail to produce satisfactory results.
There is evidence from randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews that acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, chronic shoulder pain and ankle sprains.
Randomized controlled trials usually investigate a single TCM method, in which therapists or physicians are limited in the selection of acupuncture points or herbal formulas. This does not reflect the complex practice, where several TCM methods and auxiliary techniques are combined.
The investigators aim to investigate in a prospective observational study how complaints following sports injuries are treated by non-medical TCM therapists in Switzerland under everyday conditions.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Official Title:||Treatment of Acute and Chronic Complaints Following Sports Injuries With Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by Therapists in Switzerland - a Prospective Observational Study|
|Study Start Date :||April 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2019|
TCM treatment (e.g. acupuncture, Tuina massage, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture)
|Other: TCM treatment|
- change in minimal and maximal pain [ Time Frame: first treatment, last treatment (max. 3 months) ]visual analogue scale (0-10)
- change in limitation during sports [ Time Frame: first treatment, last treatment (max. 3 months) ]visual analogue scale (0-10)
- medication intake [ Time Frame: first treatment, last treatment (max. 3 months) ]
- patient satisfaction with therapy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]6 point Likert scale
- number of therapeutic sessions [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
- TCM methods applied [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02725697
|Contact: Sabine D Klein, PhDemail@example.com|
|Poliklinik für Chinesische Medizin||Recruiting|
|Horgen, ZH, Switzerland, 8810|
|Contact: David Mück 044 728 18 18 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Praxis für TCM||Recruiting|
|Zürich, ZH, Switzerland, 8004|
|Contact: Andrea Kohler +41 (0) 78 806 28 08 email@example.com|
|Zürich, ZH, Switzerland, 8008|
|Contact: Claudia Suleck 079 537 10 24 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Sabine D Klein, PhD||Swiss Professional Organization for Traditional Chinese Medicine|