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The acceptability of acupuncture for low back pain: a qualitative study of patient's experiences nested within a randomised controlled trial.
Hopton A, Thomas K, MacPherson H. Hopton A, et al. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56806. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056806. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PLoS One. 2013. PMID: 23437246 Free PMC article.
Twelve patients were interviewed using an interview schedule as a sub-study nested within a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic back pain. ...The therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and patient emerged as a strong driver for a …
Twelve patients were interviewed using an interview schedule as a sub-study nested within a randomised controlled trial of acu …
Acupuncture for chronic pain: is acupuncture more than an effective placebo? A systematic review of pooled data from meta-analyses.
Hopton A, MacPherson H. Hopton A, et al. Pain Pract. 2010 Mar-Apr;10(2):94-102. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2009.00337.x. Epub 2010 Jan 8. Pain Pract. 2010. PMID: 20070551 Review.
DISCUSSION: The accumulating evidence from recent reviews suggests that acupuncture is more than a placebo for commonly occurring chronic pain conditions. ...
DISCUSSION: The accumulating evidence from recent reviews suggests that acupuncture is more than a placebo for commonly occurring chr …
Willingness to try acupuncture again: reports from patients on their treatment reactions in a low back pain trial.
Hopton AK, Thomas KJ, MacPherson H. Hopton AK, et al. Acupunct Med. 2010 Dec;28(4):185-8. doi: 10.1136/aim.2010.002279. Acupunct Med. 2010. PMID: 21235040 Clinical Trial.
RESULTS: A total of 133 acupuncture patients reported at3 months reactions that they had experienced at anytime during a course of up to 10 acupuncture treatment sessions. ...Only 16% (n=21) were unwilling to experience a specific treatment reaction again, an …
RESULTS: A total of 133 acupuncture patients reported at3 months reactions that they had experienced at anytime during a cours …
Assessing blinding in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture: challenges and recommendations.
Hopton AK, Macpherson H. Hopton AK, et al. Chin J Integr Med. 2011 Mar;17(3):173-6. doi: 10.1007/s11655-011-0663-9. Epub 2011 Feb 27. Chin J Integr Med. 2011. PMID: 21359917 Review.
To conclude we recommend two simple guidelines: the development of sound clinical protocols that anticipate potential difficulties and reinforce overall internal validity, and secondly. the accurate reporting of the methodologies used to ensure a clear view of blinding pro …
To conclude we recommend two simple guidelines: the development of sound clinical protocols that anticipate potential difficulties and reinf …
Acupuncture in practice: mapping the providers, the patients and the settings in a national cross-sectional survey.
Hopton AK, Curnoe S, Kanaan M, Macpherson H. Hopton AK, et al. BMJ Open. 2012 Jan 11;2(1):e000456. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000456. Print 2012. BMJ Open. 2012. PMID: 22240649 Free PMC article.
Conclusion Acupuncture provides a substantial contribution to the healthcare of the UK, with an estimated 4 million sessions provided annually. ...These data provide a basis for decision-making regarding policy and practice....
Conclusion Acupuncture provides a substantial contribution to the healthcare of the UK, with an estimated 4 million sessions provided …
Acupuncture, Counseling, and Usual care for Depression (ACUDep): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
MacPherson H, Richmond S, Bland JM, Lansdown H, Hopton A, Kang'ombe A, Morley S, Perren S, Spackman E, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Watt I. MacPherson H, et al. Trials. 2012 Nov 14;13:209. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-209. Trials. 2012. PMID: 23151156 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Our aim is to conduct a full-scale RCT to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of acupuncture and counseling compared to usual care alone. ...METHODS/DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with three parallel arms: acupuncture plus usual care, counseling plus usual c …
Our aim is to conduct a full-scale RCT to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of acupuncture and counseling compared to usu …
Alexander Technique Lessons, Acupuncture Sessions or usual care for patients with chronic neck pain (ATLAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
MacPherson H, Tilbrook HE, Richmond SJ, Atkin K, Ballard K, Bland M, Eldred J, Essex HN, Hopton A, Lansdown H, Muhammad U, Parrott S, Torgerson D, Wenham A, Woodman J, Watt I. MacPherson H, et al. Trials. 2013 Jul 10;14:209. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-209. Trials. 2013. PMID: 23841901 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain is a common condition in the adult population. More research is needed to evaluate interventions aiming to facilitate beneficial long-term change. We propose to evaluate the effect of Alexander Technique lessons and acupuncture in a rig …
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain is a common condition in the adult population. More research is needed to evaluate interventions aiming …
Acupuncture for Depression: Patterns of Diagnosis and Treatment within a Randomised Controlled Trial.
Macpherson H, Elliot B, Hopton A, Lansdown H, Richmond S. Macpherson H, et al. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:286048. doi: 10.1155/2013/286048. Epub 2013 Jun 27. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013. PMID: 23935657 Free PMC article.
In a large randomised controlled trial of acupuncture, counselling, or usual care for depression, we document the acupuncture intervention and explore the relationship between traditional acupuncture diagnosis and outcome. ...When combining primary and secondary diagnoses, …
In a large randomised controlled trial of acupuncture, counselling, or usual care for depression, we document the acupuncture interve …
Acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care: a randomised controlled trial.
MacPherson H, Richmond S, Bland M, Brealey S, Gabe R, Hopton A, Keding A, Lansdown H, Perren S, Sculpher M, Spackman E, Torgerson D, Watt I. MacPherson H, et al. PLoS Med. 2013;10(9):e1001518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001518. Epub 2013 Sep 24. PLoS Med. 2013. PMID: 24086114 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant cause of morbidity. Many patients have communicated an interest in non-pharmacological therapies to their general practitioners. ...Patients were randomised to one of three arms using a ratio of 2.2.1 to acupuncture (302), cou …
BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant cause of morbidity. Many patients have communicated an interest in non-pharmacological therap …
Acupuncture, counselling or usual care for depression and comorbid pain: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial.
Hopton A, Macpherson H, Keding A, Morley S. Hopton A, et al. BMJ Open. 2014 May 2;4(5):e004964. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004964. BMJ Open. 2014. PMID: 24793257 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
METHODS: Self-reported ratings of depression and pain from 755 patients in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of acupuncture (302) or counselling (302) compared to usual care alone (151) are described and analysed using a series of regression models and analysi …
METHODS: Self-reported ratings of depression and pain from 755 patients in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of acupuncture (30 …
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