Cost-Effectiveness of and Long-Term Outcomes Following Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00010647
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture and to determine the long-term outcomes and health care utilization of people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.


Condition Intervention
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Procedure: Acupuncture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cost-Effectiveness of and Long-Term Outcomes Following Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Study Start Date: August 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2004
Detailed Description:

Osteoarthritis (OA) makes up a large proportion of the disability and economic costs in the U.S. The knee is the most common site of OA and is a common cause of disability and the leading indication of total knee replacement in the elderly. There are presently no curative therapies for OA. Recently, increased attention has focused on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, such as acupuncture, especially for patients who have failed to respond to more standard therapy. Little is known of the long-term health services utilization and outcomes of patients with knee OA. This study will evaluate the cost effectiveness and overall outcomes of acupuncture for OA treatment.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture or placebo. Surveys and questionnaires will be used to assess participants. Data will be collected on the short- and long-term utilization of health services as well as on pain and physical function.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00010647

Locations
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21207
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc C. Hochberg University of Maryland Osteoporosis Clinic
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00010647     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00009113
Other Study ID Numbers: P50 AT000084-01P1, P50 AT000084-01
Study First Received: February 2, 2001
Last Updated: August 16, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014