Expectation and experience of the ‘nonspecific’ effects of acupuncture: Developing and piloting a set of questionnaires

David Mayor, Tony Steffert, Tim Watson (Advisor)

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Abstract

32-item ‘EXPectation of feelings’ questionnaires were developed to explore the expected (EXPre) and reported (EXPost) incidence of ‘nonspecific’ (whole person) feelings in response to acupuncture-type interventions, in particular electroacupuncture (EA) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS). They were tested on 204 participants familiar with acupuncture in three separate cohorts (Pilot, CPD, Students). Their validity and reliability were assessed, a cluster analysis conducted, and the association between expectation and experience analysed, along with those items most frequently found, association with other trait and state measures, and the influence of various aspects of treatments on reported feelings. Results are briefly reported in our poster. Methods and further detailed material are provided in the online background information.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2013
EventBritish Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and Portuguesee Medical Acupuncture Society (PMAS) Autumn Meeting 2013 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Mar 201329 Mar 2013

Conference

ConferenceBritish Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and Portuguesee Medical Acupuncture Society (PMAS) Autumn Meeting 2013
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period27/03/1329/03/13

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