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Effectiveness of acupuncture therapy as treatment for tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, July 2016
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Title
Effectiveness of acupuncture therapy as treatment for tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, July 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.bjorl.2016.04.002
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Authors

Marcelo Yugi Doi, Simone Sayomi Tano, Adriane Rocha Schultz, Ricardo Borges, Luciana Lozza de Moraes Marchiori

Abstract

Tinnitus is a subjective sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of an external stimulus, which significantly worsens the quality of life in 15-25% of affected individuals. To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for tinnitus. Randomized clinical trial (REBEC: 2T9T7Q) with 50 participants with tinnitus, divided into two groups: 25 participants in the acupuncture group and 25 participants in the control group. The acupuncture group received acupuncture treatment and the control group received no treatment. After a period of 5 weeks, they were called to perform the final evaluation and the control group received acupuncture treatment for ethical reasons. A statistically significant result was found for the primary outcome, reducing the intensity of tinnitus, with p=0.0001 and the secondary endpoint, showing improvement in quality of life, with p=0.0001. Chinese scalp acupuncture associated with bilateral electroacupuncture demonstrated, in the short term, a statistically significant improvement by reducing the level of tinnitus intensity, as well as improving the quality of life of individuals with tinnitus.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 28%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Other 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Lecturer 2 8%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 8 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Sports and Recreations 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 36%

Attention Score in Context

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 15 September 2019.
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Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
#10
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#39,409
of 265,786 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
#1
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