publication . Article . 2012

P02.152. Is electro-acupuncture beneficial for overall quality of life improvement of undergraduates in depressive states? A pragmatic controlled trial

Zhang, W; Guo, T; Zhang, H; Ma, W;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Methods Fifty undergraduates in depressive states (CES-D score ≥16, HAMD score≥7, <17) were assigned to 4 groups based on intervention preference in a pragmatic trial. Electro-acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and a combined intervention of electro-acupuncture and CBT were implemented as interventions. A rejected intervention group in which no intervention was practiced was considered as a control condition. The electroacupuncture implemented traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-style acupuncture. The CBT is practiced as 8 sessions of group counseling (1 time/week). Each 8-week course of electro-acupuncture consisted of 16 sessions (2 times/week) in t...
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