Korean hand acupuncture for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: a feasibility study

Clarkson, Carl (2017) Korean hand acupuncture for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: a feasibility study. Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, 120. pp. 36-41. ISSN 2057-598X

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Abstract

Despite Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) developing in approximately 20% of all pregnant women, there are currently very few studies that have investigated interventional strategies, with a dearth of UK based studies. Of extant interventions investigated to date, acupuncture studies have shown some promising findings, although the effects of Korean Hand Acupuncture (KHA) on PPGP remain unclear. In line with the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for complex interventions, any potential treatment should be subjected to feasibility testing prior to a definitive RCT. This three phase feasibility study followed a mixed methods paradigm underpinned by pragmatism, and found a definitive RCT to be feasible.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
Uncontrolled Keywords: feasibility study, Korean hand acupuncture, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
Subjects: B300 Complementary Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 09:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31163

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