Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain, Physical Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence

@article{Seca2018EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain, Physical Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence},
  author={Susana Seca and D. Miranda and D. Cardoso and B. Nogueira and H. Greten and A. Cabrita and M. Rodrigues},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-6}
}
ObjectiveTo identify and synthesize the most recent available evidence of effectiveness of acupuncture on pain, physical function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).MethodsA comprehensive search of 12 Western and Chinese databases was undertaken from their inception up to end of 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), concerning patients with RA treated with needle acupuncture, written in English, Portuguese, German or Chinese were included… Expand
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