This data set contains data obtained from “Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomized trial”, Andrew J Vickers, Rebecca W Rees, Catherine E Zollman, Rob McCarney, Claire M Smith, Nadia Ellis, Peter Fisher and Robbert Van Haselen, 2004 Mar 27;328(7442):744. This trial compared acupuncture therapy vs. no acupuncture therapy on headache and related outcomes in patients with chronic headaches.
|Study Design||Topic||Statistical Method||Statistical Method||Statistical Method|
|Randomized Controlled Trial||Acupuncture Therapy||Description||Mixed Effects Modeling||–|
The Acupuncture dataset was contributed by Dr. Steven C. Grambow, Director, Duke Clinical Research Training Program and Assistant Professor, Duke University. Please refer to this resource as: Steven C. Grambow, “Acupuncture Dataset”, TSHS Resources Portal (2015). Available at https://www.causeweb.org/tshs/acupuncture/.
Chronic headaches (migraines and tension-type headaches), in addition to being miserable for its sufferers, are a significant public health challenge due to their associated costs (health, economic, and social). Available medications benefit some, while others seek alternative, non-pharmacologic, approaches.
This randomized controlled trial aimed to determine the effect of acupuncture therapy vs. no acupuncture therapy on headache, health status, days off sick, and resource use in patients with chronic headaches. These measures were assessed at randomization, 3 months post-randomization, and 1 year post-randomization.
Subjects & Variables
|Subject||# Obs||# Var||Introduction||Data Dictionary|
|Acupuncture RCT||401||13||Acupuncture-introduction||Acupuncture-data dictionary|
|Posting Date||Contributor (email)|
|08/04/15||Steve Grambow (email@example.com)|
last updated on 8/04/2015
|#||Name (link)||Posting Date||Author (email)||Type||Statistical Topic||Level||Keywords|
|1||8/04/2015||Steve Grambow (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Lab||Inference||Introductory||Confidence Interval|