Acupuncture for Nausea in HIV (AcuN)
New York University School of Medicine
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New York University School of Medicine
First received: February 19, 2008
Last updated: June 21, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012
History of Changes
The subjects in this research study will be 159 men and women with HIV infection who have a history of chronic nausea for three months or greater and show evidence of two or more episodes of nausea and/or report a duration of two hours or more (per day) in baseline symptom diaries. Subjects will be randomized (by chance) to one of three conditions: Condition 1, subjects receive Standard acupuncture (active treatment); Condition 2, subjects receive Individualized acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis (active treatment); Condition 3, (Control Group), subjects receive Sham acupuncture. Subjects in Conditions 1, 2, & 3 will attend scheduled sessions over 24 weeks.
Other : Acupuncture
Other : Individualized Acup based on TCM diagnosis
Other : Sham Acup
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Acupuncture for Chronic Nausea in HIV: A Randomized Clinical Trial|
Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Primary Outcome Measures
- INVR - symptom diary Clinical Global Impression Scales [ Time Frame: Baseline, treatment and follow-ups sessions ]
- QOL scale MOS-SF-36 subscales [ Time Frame: Baseline, treatment and follow-up session ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Standard - Formula Acup Protocol
Standard Acup point protocol for treating nausea
Individualized Acup protocol based on TCM diagnosis
Individualized Acup based on TCM diagnosis
(Control Group) Sham acupuncture
Sham Acup - Non-Active
The subjects in the proposed experiment will be 159 men and women with HIV infection who have a history of chronic nausea for three months or greater and show evidence of two or more episodes of nausea and/or report a duration of 2 hours or greater (per day) in prospective baseline symptom diaries. Subjects will be randomized to one of three experimental intervention conditions: Condition 1, subjects receive Standard acupuncture; Condition 2, subjects receive Individualized acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis; Condition 3, (Control Group), subjects receive Sham acupuncture. Subjects in Conditions 1, 2, & 3 will attend 16 scheduled sessions over 24 weeks. All subjects will: be assessed by a diagnostic acupuncturist (blinded to treatment assignments); be administered the same instruments; and submit their symptom diaries for data entry and analysis. After a screening/intake session, randomization and treatment sessions will follow. There will be four weeks of twice weekly treatment sessions, four weekly treatment sessions and three follow-up sessions. All conditions will be identical in duration and be administered by licensed acupuncturists trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This study is a prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded (subject and evaluator), parallel groups clinical trial aimed at reducing chronic nausea and improving quality of life in persons with HIV/AIDS.Eligibility
|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years to 70 Years|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Men and women HIV positive or CDC AIDS diagnosed
- History of chronic nausea for three months or greater
- Experience an average of two or more episodes of nausea and/or who experience an average duration of 2 hours or more (of nausea) per day
- Verification from Primary provider of subject's: HIV status, knowledge of patient's nausea and their agreement that their patient is clinically suitable for the study.
- Individuals able to successfully complete a mini-mental status exam
- Individuals who understand and agree to complete daily symptom diaries for the duration of the study.
- Individuals taking antiretroviral combinations must have completed an initial 8 weeks of a stable regime (same drug(s), dose & frequency) prior to entry into the study.
- Individuals taking anti-emetic medications must be on a stable regime (same drug, dose & frequency) for at least fourteen days prior to entry into the study.
- Individuals on all other medications which may have nausea listed as a side effect must be on a stable regime (same drug(s), dose & frequency) for at least fourteen (14) days prior to entry in the study
- Individuals with an acute medical condition, i.e. pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, tuberculosis and or other opportunistic infections or conditions that would require medical attention.
- Pregnant women
- Individuals receiving acupuncture currently and less than 6 months prior to enrollment.
- Individuals currently receiving other types of complementary therapies such as herbs, massage, acupressure wrist bands, reiki etc.
- Individuals with plans for travel, lifestyle change, or other activity that would
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00624793
Sponsors and CollaboratorsNew York University School of Medicine
|Principal Investigator:||Joyce K Anastasi, PhD||New York University|
|Responsible Party:||New York University School of Medicine|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:||NCT00624793 History of Changes|
|Other Study ID Numbers:||09-0339|
|Study First Received:||February 19, 2008|
|Last Updated:||June 21, 2012|
Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:Nausea
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