Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
25/10/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Stopped
Recruitment status
Stopped

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Jeremy Mc Nally

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Rheumatology
Battle Hospital
Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1AG
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0199114670

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture, as compared with physiotherapy and no treatment in management of painful knee.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal Diseases: Osteoarthritis (OA)

Intervention

Randomly assigned to three groups

This trial was stopped due to a lack of funding.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Intensity of pain by Visual Analogue Scale
2. HAD
3. Western Ontario MacMaster Questionnaire (WOMAC)
4. Timed 50 yard walk
5. Clinician's assessment of knee pain

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/2001

Overall trial end date

31/12/2006

Reason abandoned

Lack of funding

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. 150 patients fulfilling American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for OA of knee, unilateral or bilateral OA knee pain for 3 months
2. Never had acupuncture or physiotherapy for knee pain before

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

150

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/10/2001

Recruitment end date

31/12/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Rheumatology
Reading
RG30 1AG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes