Patient-based outcome assessment instruments in acupuncture research.

  title={Patient-based outcome assessment instruments in acupuncture research.},
  author={Raheleh Khorsan and Alexandra York and Ian Coulter and Rachel Wurzman and Joan A. Walter and Remy R Coeytaux},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={16 1},
BACKGROUND Outcome assessment can support the therapeutic process by providing a way to track symptoms and functionality over time, providing insights to clinicians and patients, as well as offering a common language to discuss patient behavior/functioning. OBJECTIVES In this article, we examine the patient-based outcome assessment (PBOA) instruments that have been used to determine outcomes in acupuncture clinical research and highlight measures that are feasible, practical, economical… 

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