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Acupuncture and physical exercise for affective symptoms and health-related quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome: secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2013
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Title
Acupuncture and physical exercise for affective symptoms and health-related quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome: secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-131
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Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Göran Holm, Per Olof Janson, Deborah Gustafson, Margda Waern

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have symptoms of depression and anxiety and impaired health related quality of life (HRQoL). Here we test the post-hoc hypothesis that acupuncture and exercise improve depression and anxiety symptoms and HRQoL in PCOS women. METHODS: Seventy-two PCOS women were randomly assigned to 16 weeks of 1) acupuncture (n = 28); 2) exercise (n = 29); or 3) no intervention (control) (n = 15). Outcome measures included: change in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS-S), Brief Scale for Anxiety (BSA-S), Swedish Short-Form 36 (SF-36), and PCOS Questionnaire (PCOSQ) scores from baseline to after 16-week intervention, and to 16-week post-intervention follow-up. RESULTS: A reduction in MADRS-S and BSA-S from baseline to 16-weeks post-intervention follow-up was observed for the acupuncture group. The SF-36 domains role physical, energy/vitality, general health perception and the mental component of summary scores improved in the acupuncture group after intervention and at follow-up. Within the exercise group the role physical decreased after treatment, while physical functioning and general health perception scores increased at follow-up. The emotion domain in the PCOSQ improved after 16-weeks of intervention within all three groups, and at follow-up in acupuncture and exercise groups. At follow-up, improvement in the infertility domain was observed within the exercise group. CONCLUSION: There was a modest improvement in depression and anxiety scores in women treated with acupuncture, and improved HRQoL scores were noted in both intervention groups. While not a primary focus of the trial, these data suggest continued investigation of mental health outcomes in women treated for PCOS.Trial registration numberClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00484705.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 122 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 31%
Student > Master 26 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 6%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Psychology 7 6%
Sports and Recreations 6 5%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 14 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 November 2014.
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