Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
17/12/2009
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 Paul Anderson

ORCID ID

Contact details

STH NHS Trust
Chest Medicine
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield
S5 7AU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)114 2714661
paul.anderson@sth.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0059137280

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim of this study is to determine whether treating asthmatics with acupuncture will improve their quality of life.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Double blind cross over placebo controlled comparative study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Respiratory: Asthma

Intervention

Patients who fulfill the inclusion criteria will be randomised to receive real, superficial or placebo acupuncture.

Added 17/12/09: trial stopped due to recruitment issues.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire. Whether treating asthmatics with acupuncture will improve their quality of life.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/2004

Overall trial end date

31/03/2005

Reason abandoned

Lack of staff/facilities/resources

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Aged 18 or above, female patients must not be pregnant.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

30

Participant exclusion criteria

Subjects must not have any other significant respiratory disease other than asthma.

Recruitment start date

01/04/2004

Recruitment end date

31/03/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

STH NHS Trust
Sheffield
S5 7AU
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Central Campus) (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