Acupuncture Interventions

The CONSORT extension for reporting Acupuncture Interventions, [Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA)] was revised in 2010 to be in-line with CONSORT 2010 and the CONSORT nonpharmacological interventions extension. The STRICTA checklist consists of six items split into 17 sub-items. These items include details of the rationale for acupuncture, details of needling, treatment regimen, other components of treatment, the practitioner background and the control or comparator intervention.

STRICTA aims to ensure that acupuncture trials are more accurately interpreted and more easily replicated.

Available Downloads

The main CONSORT flow diagram should be used.

Document Word Format PDF Format
Statement/Elaboration n/a Download
Checklist Download n/a

Reference

MacPherson H, Altman DG, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, Moher D; STRICTA Revision Group. Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement. PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 8;7(6):e1000261. PMID: 20543992

MacPherson H, Altman DG, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, Moher D; STRICTA Revision Group. Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement. Acupuncture in Medicine2010; 28: 83-93. PMID: 20615861