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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.050315.

Evaluation of acupuncture treatment based on CONSORT and STRICTA quality evaluation of randomized controlled trial report on neurogenic tinnitus


Yu Gao, Jiacong Li, Jinfei Yan, Xinrong Guo

Corresponding Author:
Xinrong Guo

Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China


Objective: To evaluate the methodological quality, report quality and intervention measure report quality of randomized controlled trial of acupuncture treatment for neurogenic tinnitus. Methods: The randomized controlled trial of acupuncture treatment of neurogenic tinnitus included in PubMed, CNKI, the full text database of Chinese scientific and technological journals of Vip, Wanfang data resource system, and the Chinese biomedical literature database from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2022 was searched by computer. Refer to CONSORT expansion statement and STRICTA list for data extraction. The methodological quality and report quality of the included study were evaluated based on the CONSORT expansion statement, and the intervention report quality was evaluated based on the STRICTA list. Results: A total of 72 articles were included in the evaluation, including 69 Chinese articles and 3 English articles. After reading the literature, it was found that most of the literature had problems such as irregular randomization, insufficient process of subjects, general lack of blind related design, outcome evaluation to be improved, acupuncture details to be further described, and no details of acupuncture and moxibustion teacher qualifications. Conclusion: At present, the quality of clinical randomized controlled trials of acupuncture treatment for neurogenic tinnitus is generally poor, which has a certain impact on the reliability and reference value of the research results. It is suggested that in the future clinical trial research, the design, implementation and literature report of clinical trial should be described in strict accordance with the CONSORT statement and STRICTA standard.


Nervous tinnitus; Acupuncture treatment; Report evaluation; CONSORT; STRICTA

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Yu Gao, Jiacong Li, Jinfei Yan, Xinrong Guo. Evaluation of acupuncture treatment based on CONSORT and STRICTA quality evaluation of randomized controlled trial report on neurogenic tinnitus. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 87-94. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.050315.


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