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Bringing Acute and Wellness Care to Underserved Populations Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by Chicago College of Oriental Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 29, 2010
Last updated: February 1, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

January 29, 2010
February 1, 2010
September 2010
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
QualityMetric SF36v-2 Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Every four weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01059487 on Archive Site
QualityMetric PIQ-6 [ Time Frame: Every four weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Bringing Acute and Wellness Care to Underserved Populations Using Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bringing Acute and Wellness Care to Underserved Populations Using Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial Using Quality of Life Measures in a Community Health Care Setting

At a time when there is so much focus in the United States on reducing the cost of health care delivery while maximizing the effectiveness of health care performance, Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbal treatment, and accessory techniques) offers decision makers a tantalizing option. Traditional Chinese Medicine differs from its biomedical counterpart in that it is highly portable, inexpensive to administer, relies on a conversational diagnostic inquiry system to arrive at differential diagnosis for its patients, and has very few reported side effects associated with treatment. The World Health Organization cites acupuncture has a proven and effective treatment for 28 diseases/disorders including stroke, pain management issues and rheumatoid arthritis; the WHO lists another over 65 diseases for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed including alcohol dependence, cancer pain and diabetes mellitus. With the completion of this pragmatic clinical trial and introduction of the Constant Care method of health care delivery to underserved communities on Chicago's south side, the investigators can both utilize an effective plan of health care delivery, advance the research needed to effectively utilize Traditional Chinese Medicine as a low cost therapeutic option in this country, and successfully treat disenfranchised populations that have been traditionally overlooked and that deserve a better health and wellness care future.

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Phase 0
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
Other: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes acupuncture, herbal, tuina and other accessory techniques
Other Names:
  • Acupuncture
  • Tuina
  • Herbs
  • Moxabustion
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Assessing efficacy of treating subjects/patients with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by administering SF-36v2 and PIQ-6 surveys to subjects/patients to create a baseline and then re-assessing quality of life achieved through TCM treatments by administering follow-up SF-12v2 and PIQ-6 surveys every four weeks
Intervention: Other: Traditional Chinese Medicine
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Not yet recruiting
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August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults age 21 and over

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
18 Years and older
Contact: Jeannette Hoyt 7087173568
United States
HS-10-003 CEG, GRANT10504752
Jeannette Hoyt/Executive Director, Chicago College of Oriental Medicine, Inc. dba Chicago College of Asian Medicine
Chicago College of Oriental Medicine
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • QualityMetrics
  • Inspire Tech Group
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Chicago College of Oriental Medicine
January 2010

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