[Quality of methodology and reporting of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity]
Language: 
Chinese
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of methodology and reporting of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity worldwide. METHODS: Collecting all the randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity worldwide by systematically searching without language limitation. The quality of methodology and reporting was evaluated by the quality criteria recommended by Cochrane handbook and CONSORT (consolidate standards of reporting trial) and STRICTA (standard for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture) checklists. RESULTS: Seven randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity were identified. The quality of methodology was graded as "A" in one trial, "B" in two trials and "C" in the other four trials. The reporting quality of the seven trials was graded as "C". CONCLUSIONS: The methodology quality of the randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity was too poor to provide strong evidence for clinical practice, and the poor reporting quality of the trials resulted in inadequate information from the trials.

Author(s): 
Liu, Xue-Mei
Zhang, Ming-Ming
Du, Liang
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Journal Abbreviation: 
Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao
Publication Date: 
2004-04
Publication Year: 
2004
Pages: 
192-194
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1000-503X
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15171560

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Xue-Mei Liu, Ming-Ming Zhang and Liang Du. 2004-04. "[Quality of methodology and reporting of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity]." Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae 26: 2: 192-194.

Wikipedia Citation

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