Acupuncture as an Integrated Intervention for the Control of Symptoms of Climacteric Syndrome in Patients Affected by Breast Cancer
The study will be performed under randomized, open, controlled design. The effect of
acupuncture and control group will be compared including the following outcomes: Greene
climacteric scale score, quality of life (MenQol italian version), overall improvement in
climacteric syndrome, adverse effects from treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Greene climacteric scale
Greene's score as measure for severity of menopausal symptoms. Change in the number of hot flashes.
baseline ( 14 days before randomization) , between the 5th and 6th session af acupunture(only for experimental arm) at 14 weeks after randomization and at 3 and at 6 month after randomization for both arms.
grazia lesi, MD
Bologna Local Health District - Azienda Usl di Bologna
Italy: Ethics Committee