Do you provide acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee?

Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: Practitioner Survey

Do you provide acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis (OA)?  Do you belong to a professional organisation? Ian Appleyard, lecturer at London South Bank University, is currently carrying out a questionnaire survey as part of his PhD on acupuncture for knee OA and would like to hear from acupuncturists to find out what techniques they use when treating knee OA.  

For more information, please read the Participant Information Sheet below.  At the bottom of the contact details for the researchers, you will find a link where you can access the survey.

Thank you very much for your support in much needed research into acupuncture!

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Participant Information Sheet

You are being invited to complete a questionnaire as part of a research study. 

The aim of this study is to gather descriptive data on the components of the practice of acupuncture and associated techniques used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee in clinical practice, in the UK.

Participants need to use acupuncture as part of their scope of practice and belong to a professional organisation.

The questionnaire should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Do I need to complete the survey?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. Completion of the survey will be taken as giving consent. Please contact me if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. 

Will the questionnaire be confidential?

Yes. The questionnaire should be completed anonymously. In addition, all information received from you will be handled in a confidential manner and stored in a locked filing cabinet and on a password protected computer in an environment locked when not occupied. Only the researcher and supervisor will have direct access to the information.

This study is being completed as part of a PhD at London South Bank University. It has been reviewed and ethically approved by the London South Bank University Research Ethics Committee. 

If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please feel free to contact me or my academic supervisor Prof Nicola Robinson (Contact details are below).

Finally, if you remain unhappy and wish to complain formally, you can contact the Chair of the University Research Ethics Committee. Details can be obtained from the university website: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/rbdo/external/index.shtml

Contact Details

Ian Appleyard

School of Health and Social Care 

London South Bank University 

103 Borough Road 

SE1 0AA

Tel: 0207 815 8014 

Email: appleyai@lsbu.ac.uk 

 

Prof Nicola Robinson

School of Health and Social Care 

London South Bank University 

103 Borough Road 

SE1 0AA

Tel: 0207 815 7940

Email: nicky.robinson@lsbu.ac.uk

Click here to access the survey.

Posted by Lily Lai.