Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/610363
Title:
Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
Author:
Witt, Claudia; Aickin, Mikel; Baca, Trini; Cherkin, Dan; Haan, Mary; Hammerschlag, Richard; Hao, Jason; Kaplan, George; Lao, Lixing; McKay, Terri; Pierce, Beverly; Riley, David; Ritenbaugh, Cheryl; Thorpe, Kevin; Tunis, Sean; Weissberg, Jed; Berman, Brian; Collaborators
Affiliation:
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany; Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA; Patient stakeholder; Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Research Department, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, USA; International Academy of Scalp Acupuncture, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, USA; Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; The Institute for Integrative Health, Community programs, Baltimore, USA; Integrative Medicine, University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, USA; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Center for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, Oakland, USA
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Citation:
Witt et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:148 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/148
Journal:
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Rights:
© 2012 Witt et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
BACKGROUND:There is a need for more Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to strengthen the evidence base for clinical and policy decision-making. Effectiveness Guidance Documents (EGD) are targeted to clinical researchers. The aim of this EGD is to provide specific recommendations for the design of prospective acupuncture studies to support optimal use of resources for generating evidence that will inform stakeholder decision-making.METHODS:Document development based on multiple systematic consensus procedures (written Delphi rounds, interactive consensus workshop, international expert review). To balance aspects of internal and external validity, multiple stakeholders including patients, clinicians and payers were involved.RESULTS:Recommendations focused mainly on randomized studies and were developed for the following areas: overall research strategy, treatment protocol, expertise and setting, outcomes, study design and statistical analyses, economic evaluation, and publication.CONCLUSION:The present EGD, based on an international consensus developed with multiple stakeholder involvement, provides the first systematic methodological guidance for future CER on acupuncture.
EISSN:
1472-6882
DOI:
10.1186/1472-6882-12-148
Keywords:
Comparative effectiveness research; Effectiveness guidance document; Acupuncture
Version:
Final published version
Additional Links:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/148

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dc.contributor.authorWitt, Claudiaen
dc.contributor.authorAickin, Mikelen
dc.contributor.authorBaca, Trinien
dc.contributor.authorCherkin, Danen
dc.contributor.authorHaan, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorHammerschlag, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorHao, Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorKaplan, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorLao, Lixingen
dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Terrien
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Beverlyen
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorRitenbaugh, Cherylen
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Kevinen
dc.contributor.authorTunis, Seanen
dc.contributor.authorWeissberg, Jeden
dc.contributor.authorBerman, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorCollaboratorsen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T09:05:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-20T09:05:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationWitt et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:148 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/148en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-6882-12-148en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610363-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND:There is a need for more Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to strengthen the evidence base for clinical and policy decision-making. Effectiveness Guidance Documents (EGD) are targeted to clinical researchers. The aim of this EGD is to provide specific recommendations for the design of prospective acupuncture studies to support optimal use of resources for generating evidence that will inform stakeholder decision-making.METHODS:Document development based on multiple systematic consensus procedures (written Delphi rounds, interactive consensus workshop, international expert review). To balance aspects of internal and external validity, multiple stakeholders including patients, clinicians and payers were involved.RESULTS:Recommendations focused mainly on randomized studies and were developed for the following areas: overall research strategy, treatment protocol, expertise and setting, outcomes, study design and statistical analyses, economic evaluation, and publication.CONCLUSION:The present EGD, based on an international consensus developed with multiple stakeholder involvement, provides the first systematic methodological guidance for future CER on acupuncture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/148en
dc.rights© 2012 Witt et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)en
dc.subjectComparative effectiveness researchen
dc.subjectEffectiveness guidance documenten
dc.subjectAcupunctureen
dc.titleEffectiveness guidance document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trialsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1472-6882en
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germanyen
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentPatient stakeholderen
dc.contributor.departmentGroup Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentResearch Department, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Academy of Scalp Acupuncture, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Institute for Integrative Health, Community programs, Baltimore, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrative Medicine, University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentDalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canadaen
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore, Maryland, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentKaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, Oakland, USAen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the UA Faculty Publications collection. For more information this item or other items in the UA Campus Repository, contact the University of Arizona Libraries at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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