The Effectiveness and Mechanism Study of Auricular Needling in Treating Cancer Induced Anorexia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02887586|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Anorexia Nervosa Cancer||Other: auricular needling|
Patients will be recruited from Xiyuan Hospital. In this study, eligible participants will be randomly assigned to two groups. In the auricular needling treating group, patients will receive needling treating for 4 weeks(auricular needles are given to one ear every time for 2-3days,then switch to the other). Conventional nutrition support and symptomatic treatment are given at the same time. In the control group, patient just receive conventional nutrition support and symptomatic treatment.
The simple appetite questionnaire, a symptom based Anorexia assessment questionnaire and fatigue symptom inventory questionnaire are used to assess the condition of patients. Other observation index include weight, KPS, appetite and the expectation of patients.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness and Mechanism Study of Auricular Needling in Treating Cancer Induced Anorexia|
|Study Start Date :||August 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Experimental: Auricular Needling group
Patients will receive auricular needling for 4 weeks .
Other: auricular needling
Patients will be treated with auricular needling for 4 weeks. 4-8 specific auricular acupoints are selected unilaterally at a time, and alternate to another side every 2-3 days, treatment will last for 4 consecutive weeks. The following 4 ear acupoints points will be selected for every patient: Ear Shenmen, Stoma, Spleen, and Subcortex. Other ear acupoints including Triple Energizer, Liver, Sympathetic Nerve and Smallintestine will be selected based on the condition of patients. Treatment will be performed by a registered Chinese medicine practitioner.
No Intervention: control group
This group will receive no treatment. Subjects will be assessed at baseline and the 2th, 4th and 8th week.
- simple appetite questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]simple appetite questionnaire used to assess the appetite of patient.
- symptom based anorexia questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
- Fatigue Symptom Inventory [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
- weight [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
- karnofsky performance score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]used to evaluate the physical stamina of patient
- acupuncture treating expectation questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]to assess patients' expectation for auricular needling
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02887586
|Contact: Bin Heemail@example.com|
|Contact: Yule Yangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences||Not yet recruiting|
|Beijing, Beijing, China, 100029|
|Contact: Bin He 086-13520253895 email@example.com|
|Contact: Yule Yang 086-13701366913 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Bin He||Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences|