Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial
Foster, Nadine E.
Holden, Melanie A.
Ismail, Khaled M. K.
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Foster, N., Bishop, A., Bartlam, B., Ogollah, R., Barlas, P., Holden, M., Ismail, K., Jowett, S., Kettle, C., Kigozi, J., Lewis, M., Lloyd, A., Waterfield, J. & Young, J. (2016) Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial. Health Technology Assessment, 20(33).
Background: Many pregnant women experience low back pain. Acupuncture appears to be a safe, promising intervention but evidence is needed about its clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Objectives: To assess the feasibility of a future large randomised controlled trial (RCT) testing the additional benefit of adding acupuncture to standard care (SC) for pregnancy-related back pain.