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dc.contributor.authorSpaeth, Rosa B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCamhi, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHashmi, Javeria A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVangel, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorWasan, Ajay D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Robert R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGollub, Randy L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKong, Jianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-01T02:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationSpaeth, Rosa B., Stephanie Camhi, Javeria A. Hashmi, Mark Vangel, Ajay D. Wasan, Robert R. Edwards, Randy L. Gollub, and Jian Kong. 2013. “A Longitudinal Study of the Reliability of Acupuncture Deqi Sensations in Knee Osteoarthritis.” Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM 2013 (1): 204259. doi:10.1155/2013/204259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/204259.en
dc.identifier.issn1741-427Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11855742
dc.description.abstractDeqi is one of the core concepts in acupuncture theory and encompasses a range of sensations. In this study, we used the MGH Acupuncture Sensation Scale (MASS) to measure and assess the reliability of the sensations evoked by acupuncture needle stimulation in a longitudinal clinical trial on knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. The Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) was used as the clinical outcome. Thirty OA patients were randomized into one of three groups (high dose, low dose, and sham acupuncture) for 4 weeks. We found that, compared with sham acupuncture, real acupuncture (combining high and low doses) produced significant improvement in knee pain (P = .025) and function in sport (P = .049). Intraclass correlation analysis showed that patients reliably rated 11 of the 12 acupuncture sensations listed on the MASS and that heaviness was rated most consistently. Overall perceived sensation (MASS Index) (P = .014), ratings of soreness (P = .002), and aching (P = .002) differed significantly across acupuncture groups. Compared to sham acupuncture, real acupuncture reliably evoked stronger deqi sensations and led to better clinical outcomes when measured in a chronic pain population. Our findings highlight the MASS as a useful tool for measuring deqi in acupuncture research.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1155/2013/204259en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3713327/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.titleA Longitudinal Study of the Reliability of Acupuncture Deqi Sensations in Knee Osteoarthritisen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAMen
dash.depositing.authorHashmi, Javeria A.en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-01T02:23:58Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2013/204259*
dash.contributor.affiliatedHashmi, Javeria A.
dash.contributor.affiliatedKong, Jian
dash.contributor.affiliatedVangel, Mark
dash.contributor.affiliatedGollub, Randy
dash.contributor.affiliatedEdwards, Robert


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