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Manual and electroacupuncture for labour pain: study design of a longitudinal randomized controlled trial.

Författare och institution:
Linda Vixner (-); Lena B Mårtensson (-); Elisabet Stener-Victorin (Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, sektionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa, Avdelningen för obstetrik och gynekologi); Erica Schytt (-)
Publicerad i:
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2012 s. 943198
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Introduction. Results from previous studies on acupuncture for labour pain are contradictory and lack important information on methodology. However, studies indicate that acupuncture has a positive effect on women's experiences of labour pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of two different acupuncture stimulations, manual or electrical stimulation, compared with standard care in the relief of labour pain as the primary outcome. This paper will present in-depth information on the design of the study, following the CONSORT and STRICTA recommendations. Methods. The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial based on western medical theories. Nulliparous women with normal pregnancies admitted to the delivery ward after a spontaneous onset of labour were randomly allocated into one of three groups: manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, or standard care. Sample size calculation gave 101 women in each group, including a total of 303 women. A Visual Analogue Scale was used for assessing pain every 30 minutes for five hours and thereafter every hour until birth. Questionnaires were distributed before treatment, directly after the birth, and at one day and two months postpartum. Blood samples were collected before and after the first treatment. This trial is registered at NCT01197950.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi ->
Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar
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2012-07-03 10:53

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