Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design
Rana S Hinman, Paul McCrory, Marie Pirotta, Ian Relf, Kay M Crossley, Prasuna Reddy, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Ben R Metcalf, Mary Kyriakides, Kitty Novy, Kim L Bennell
BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE | BMC | Published : 2012
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This trial is being funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project #566783). None of the funders have any role in the study other than to provide funding. KLB is funded in part by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. MP was funded by a Primary Health Care Research Evaluation Development fellowship. PM is funded in part by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. The Study GPs providing the acupuncture treatments are Dr Ian Relf, Dr Paul Ghaie, Dr Sandra Martin, Dr Danny Traum, Dr Paul Coughlan, Dr Robert Meyer, Dr Malcolm Macdonald and Dr Tim Denton. We wish to acknowledge Dr Roberta Chow for her valuable advice regarding the treatment protocols.