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A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture to treat functional constipation: design and protocol

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Title
A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture to treat functional constipation: design and protocol
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-423
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Authors

XiaoHu Xu, CuiHong Zheng, MingMin Zhang, Wei Wang, GuangYing Huang

Abstract

Functional constipation (FC) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) which has a major impact on the quality of life. Acupuncture is widely used as an alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) for FC, but the available evidence of its effectiveness is scarce. Therefore, we will perform a randomized controlled trial to determine whether acupuncture improves symptom and quality of life in FC patients more effectively than sham acupuncture or gastrointestinal prokinetic agent. This article will report the protocol of the trial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 75 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 32%
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 19%
Psychology 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 10 13%

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#7,545,371
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#1,813
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