Korean Journal of Acupuncture

Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Details of interventions using the STRICTA 2010 checklist.

Item Details
Acupuncture rationale 1a) Style of acupuncture (e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese, Korean, Western medical, Five Element, ear acupuncture, etc.) Traditional Korean acupuncture
1b) Reasoning for treatment provided, based on historical context, literature sources, and/or consensus methods, with references where appropriate Literature and clinical experience of experts.
1c) Extent to which treatment was varied The aucpuncture treatmene varied over the course of the study to manage the patient’s changes in pain and sleeping problems
Details of acupuncture 2a) Number of needle insertions per subject per session (mean and range where relevant) 8∼16 needles
2b) Names (or location if no standard name) of points used (uni/bilateral) SP6, GB34, GB39, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP9, KI3, BL60, and Ashi points
2c) Depth of insertion, based on a specified unit of measurement, or on a particular tissue level 1.0∼2.5 cm
2d) Responses sought (e.g., de qi or muscle twitch response) De-qi sensation
2e) Needle stimulation (e.g. manual or electrical) Electrical stimulation
2f) Needle retention time 10 minutes
2g) Needle type (diameter, length, and manufacturer or material) 0.20×30 mm sterile stainless steel needles (Dongbang Acupuncture, Korea)
Treatment regimen 3a) Number of treatment sessions 42 sessions
3b) Frequency and duration of treatment sessions Twice a day
Other components of treatment 4a) Details of other interventions administered to the acupuncture group (e.g. moxibustion, cupping, herbs, exercises, lifestyle advice) Pharmacopuncture treatment, moxibustion, cupping, herbal treatment
4b) Setting and context of treatment, including instruc-tions to practitioners and information and explanations to patients Procedure of treatments and diagonsis.
Practitioner background 5) Description of participating acupuncturists (qualifi-cation or professional affiliation, years in acupuncture practice, other relevant experience) 3 Korean medicine doctor with 3-25 years of experience
Control or comparator intervention 6a) Rationale for the control or comparator in the context of the research question, with sources that justify the choice(s) No control or comparator interventions
6b) Precise description of the control or comparator. If sham acupuncture or any other type of acupunc-ture-like control is used, provide details as for Items 1 to 3 above No control or comparator interventions
Korean J Acupunct 2022;39:100-6 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2022.011
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