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A Study for Meta-analysis of the Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment for Low Back Pain for Oriental Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(4), pp.91-98
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Man-Jin Jeong 1 권오곤 2 Chang-Hoon Woo 2 Hee Duk An 2

1대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실
2대구한의대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for low back pain for oriental medicine clinical practice guideline. Methods :Five studies were selected from research information service system(RISS), Koreanstudies information service system(KISS), national discovery or science leaders(NDSL), and oriental medicine advance searching integrated system(OASIS) database. They were analyzed by meta-analysis method. The selected studies contained only acupuncture treatment for low back pain and used a reported statistical value for VAS(visual analogue scale) to measure the size of effects. Results :Normal model mean effect size was 1.7337(test for homogeneity Q value was 53.1184>9.49). Random effect model mean effect size was 1.5908(test for homogeneity Q value was 5.5159<9.49). Conclusions :Acupuncture treatment for low back pain had large mean effect size. More studies and meta-analysis are needed to oriental medicine clinical practice guideline.

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