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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Revised Checklist for STRICTA Items to Assess the Reporting Quality of Acupuncture Intervention in Included Studies

   Items for human studies   Adjustment for animal studies
Items from STRICTA
 1. Acupuncture rationale1a) Style of acupuncture
1b) Reasoning for treatment provided
1c) Extent to which treatment was varied
 2. Details of needling2a) Number of needle insertions per subject per session
2b) Names and location of points used (uni/bilateral)
2c) Depth of insertion
2d) Response sought (e.g., deqi, muscle twitching)e.g., muscle twitching
2e) Needle stimulation
2f) Needle retention time
2g) Needle type
 3. Treatment regimen3a) Number of treatment sessions
3b) Frequency and duration of treatment sessions
 4. Other components of treatment4a) Details of other interventions administered to the acupuncture group
4b) Setting and context of treatmentExcluded (Information and explanations to patients are not available in animal studies)
 5. Practitioner background5) Description of participating acupuncturistsPrevious experience in acupuncture practice in animals (instead of experience in clinical practice)
 6. Control or comparator interventions6a) Rationale for the control or comparator
6b) Precise description of the control or comparator
Additional items suggested by authors
 7. Adverse events7. Acute adverse events in response to acupuncture treatment (e.g. bleeding, haematoma, pneumothorax)7. Methods of anesthesia
8. Methods of posture fixation
9. Acute adverse events in response to acupuncture treatment (e.g. bleeding, haematoma, pneumothorax)

STRICTA : Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture.

Korean J Acupunct 2019;36:19-35 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2019.003
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