Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care.

@article{Witt2008AcupunctureIP,
  title={Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care.},
  author={Claudia M. Witt and Thomas Reinhold and Benno Brinkhaus and S Roll and Susanne Jena and Stefan N. Willich},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={198 2},
  pages={166.e1-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea. STUDY DESIGN In a randomized controlled trial plus non-randomized cohort, patients with dysmenorrhea were randomized to acupuncture (15 sessions over three months) or to a control group (no acupuncture). Patients who declined randomization received acupuncture treatment. All subjects were allowed to receive usual medical care. RESULTS Of 649 women (mean age 36.1 +/- 7.1… CONTINUE READING