An international expert survey on acupuncture in randomized controlled trials for low back pain and a validation of the low back pain acupuncture score

  • Molsberger A
  • Zhou J
  • Boewing L
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Abstract

The international expert survey (IES) revealed that only 6 out of 24 (25%) RCTs of acupuncture for cLBP were rated "good" in respect to Chinese textbook acupuncture standards. There were only small differences in how the acupuncture quality was rated in comparison to Chinese textbook acupuncture, personally preferred and local styles of acupuncture. The rating showed a high correlation with the Low Back Pain Acupuncture Score LBPAS.

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Authors

  • Albrecht Molsberger

  • J Zhou

  • L Boewing

  • D Arndt

  • M Karst

  • W Teske

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