Acupuncture for Infectious Mononucleosis Trial (AIM)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2009
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University of Alberta

December 4, 2007
January 23, 2008
January 9, 2009
January 2008
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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MOS SF-36 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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Acupuncture for Infectious Mononucleosis Trial
Acupuncture for Infectious Mononucleosis Trial
The purpose of this study is to investigate feasibility issues related to conducting an acupuncture study in a population of adolescents and young adults with infectious mononucleosis. Additionally, this study will provide preliminary data regarding treatment parameters (acupuncture and standard care) and outcomes (i.e. fatigue).
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Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Procedure: traditional Chinese acupuncture
    10 treatments over 6 weeks
  • Other: standard medical care
    standard care as provided by primary physician
  • Experimental: A
    Traditional Chinese acupuncture in conjunction with standard medical care
    Intervention: Procedure: traditional Chinese acupuncture
  • Active Comparator: B
    standard medical care
    Intervention: Other: standard medical care
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Same as current
December 2008
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mono diagnosis confirmed by lab test
  • 21 days or less between start of symptoms and diagnostic test
  • presence of fatigue of at least 4/11 (by Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire)
  • no other illnesses present
  • meets residency requirement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • insufficient communication in English
  • unable to begin acupuncture within 21 days of diagnostic test
  • acupuncture use currently or in the preceding 3 months
  • currently under the care of a TCM practitioner
  • unwilling to be randomized
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
15 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
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Sunita Vohra/Dr, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
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Principal Investigator: Sunita Vohra, MD, MSc University of Alberta
University of Alberta
January 2009

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