Acupuncture-ameliorated menopausal symptoms: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial

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dc.contributor.author Castelo Branco de Luca, A.
dc.contributor.author Maggio da Fonseca, A.
dc.contributor.author Carvalho Lopes, C. M.
dc.contributor.author Bagnoli, V. R.
dc.contributor.author Soares, J. M. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Baracat, E. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:06:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:06:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13697137.2010.484875
dc.identifier.citation Climacteric. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 14, n. 1, p. 140-145, 2011.
dc.identifier.issn 1369-7137
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33456
dc.description.abstract Objectives To evaluate the effects of acupuncture and sham-acupuncture on women with menopausal symptoms as reflected in the intensity of their hot flushes and the Kupperman Menopausal Index (KMI).Method This was a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial with 81 patients assigned to two groups: Group 1 received 12 months of acupuncture, then 6 months of sham-acupuncture treatment (n = 56) and Group 2 received 6 months of sham-acupuncture, then 12 months of acupuncture treatment (n = 25). the needles were inserted in a harmonic craniocaudal manner at a depth of about 2 cm, and each session lasted approximately 40 min. the efficacy of acupuncture in ameliorating the climacteric symptoms of patients in postmenopause was determined through the KMI and the intensity of hot flushes. the analysis of variance method for two factors and repeated measures was applied.Results the baseline values of the women in both groups were similar for the KMI score and number of hot flushes. At the end of 6 months, the values for the KMI and hot flushes for the women in Group 1 were lower than those of the women in Group 2 (p < 0.05). After 12 months, the KMI and hot flush data were similar in both groups. After 18 months, the values of the KMI and hot flushes for the women in Group 2 for were lower than those of the women in Group 1 (p < 0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture treatment for relieving menopausal symptoms may be effective for decreasing hot flushes and the KMI score in postmenopausal women. en
dc.description.sponsorship Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorship Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.format.extent 140-145
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Informa Healthcare
dc.relation.ispartof Climacteric
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject ACUPUNCTURE en
dc.subject MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS en
dc.subject KUPPERMAN MENOPAUSAL INDEX en
dc.subject HOT FLUSH en
dc.title Acupuncture-ameliorated menopausal symptoms: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://informahealthcare.com/userimages/ContentEditor/1255620309227/Copyright_And_Permissions.pdf
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, BR-04021051 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Sch Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Fac Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, BR-04021051 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/13697137.2010.484875
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000287248000023



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