Accession Number:

ADA612887

Title:

Auricular Therapy for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Setting of Military Personnel: A Randomized Trial

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The research project recently received a NCE to October 29, 2015 due to several delays including transition of the protocol from in theater to the Naval Medical Center San Diego and change of PIs due to deployment. At this point the protocol has obtaining a letter of support from the command at the Naval Medical Center and been approved by the Balboa Navy and UCSD IRBs. We are currently awaiting TATRC final review before initiation of the study. Introduction. Musculoskeletal injuries resulting in pain are one of the most common reasons for disability and missed duty among military personnel. Preliminary research has show auricular therapy as a potential adjunctive treatment in this setting. This study will be a randomized trial of 150 subjects examining whether the addition of a specific auricular therapy protocol to standard care will have a beneficial impact on the pain and functionality of subjects who sustain an acute or sub-acute musculoskeletal injury. Specifically, the research study will attempt to determine whether auricular therapy provides a more rapid and significant pain relief than usual care b more rapid and significant relief of co-morbidities related to pain sleep disruption, mood changes, etc than usual care c more rapid and significant return of functional ability than usual care and d more rapid and significant reduction in need for other therapies including pain medication

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE