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Action of ear acupuncture in people with chronic pain in the spinal column: a randomized clinical trial

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, September 2018
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Title
Action of ear acupuncture in people with chronic pain in the spinal column: a randomized clinical trial
Published in
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, September 2018
DOI 10.1590/1518-8345.2678.3050
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Authors

Caroline de Castro Moura, Denise Hollanda Iunes, Silvia Graciela Ruginsk, Valéria Helena Salgado Souza, Bianca Bacelar de Assis, Erika de Cássia Lopes Chaves

Abstract

to assess the action of ear acupuncture on disability and tissue temperature in people with chronic pain in the spinal column. a clinical trial with a sample of 110 people, randomized into three groups: Treatment, Placebo and Control. The assessment instruments were the Rolland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and a thermographic camera, administered before the first treatment session, one week after and 15 days after (follow-up) the fifth session of ear acupuncture. In the analysis of the data, the Kruskal Wallis, Student-Newman Keuls and Wilcoxon tests were applied. there was a significant reduction in disability in the Treatment and Placebo groups between the initial and final assessments (p<0.05) and between the initial assessments and follow-up (p<0.05). In the final assessment, the Treatment group presented improvement of disability when compared with the Placebo and Control groups (p<0.05). There was an increase in mean tissue temperature of the dorsal region between the initial and follow-up assessments in Treatment and Control groups (p<0.05), and between the final assessments and follow-up in the Treatment and Placebo groups (p<0.05). ear acupuncture was efficacious in reducing disability and increasing tissue temperature in people with chronic pain in the spinal column. Brazilian Register of Clinical Trials (RBR-5X69X2).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 20%
Student > Master 9 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 3 5%
Researcher 3 5%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 26 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 30 45%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 25 January 2019.
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#4,411,977
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Outputs from Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
#62
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#92,339
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Outputs of similar age from Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
#1
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