Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
23/07/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr George Lewith

ORCID ID

Contact details

Reader in Complementary Medicine
University of Southampton
Visiting Professor
University of Westminster
Complementary Medicine Research Unit
Primary Medical Care
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
Southampton
SO16 5ST
United Kingdom
+44 (0)2380 701125
jbb2@southampton.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0231111875

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To test the credibility of the placebo needle.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Crossover trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Not Applicable: Acupuncture

Intervention

Real acupuncture versus placebo

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/2001

Overall trial end date

30/04/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Added 23 July 2008: 37 participants

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/04/2001

Recruitment end date

30/04/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Reader in Complementary Medicine, University of Southampton
Southampton
SO16 5ST
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

Southampton University 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

2003 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14659523

Publication citations

  1. Results

    White P, Lewith G, Hopwood V, Prescott P, The placebo needle, is it a valid and convincing placebo for use in acupuncture trials? A randomised, single-blind, cross-over pilot trial., Pain, 2003, 106, 3, 401-409.

Additional files

Editorial Notes