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Protocols for clinical trials of acupuncture
  1. Adrian White,
  2. Jongbae Park
  1. Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT (UK), Email: a.r.white{at}ex.ac.uk

    Summary

    A written protocol is vital before conducting research, and should consist of sections on preliminary comments, subjects and methods, details of interventions and outcome measures, and methods of analysis. The process of developing the protocol provides a disciplined consideration of all aspects of the study.

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