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Journal of Integrative Medicine: Volume 11, 2013   Issue 1,  Pages: 54-63

DOI: 10.3736/jintegrmed2013009
Methodology
Extending the CONSORT Statement to moxibustion
1. Chung-wah Cheng (School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China )
2. Shu-fei Fu (School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China )
3. Qing-hui Zhou (Changhai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Secondary Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China )
4. Tai-xiang Wu (Chinese Evidence-based Medicine Center, Chengdu 610041, China )
5. Hong-cai Shang (Evidence-based Medicine Certer, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China )
6. Xu-dong Tang (Department of Gastroenterology, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100091, China )
7. Zhi-shun Liu (Department of Acupuncture, Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China )
8. Jia Liu (Department of Acupuncture, Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China )
9. Zhi-xiu Lin (School of Chinese Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China )
10. Lixing Lao (Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21207, USA )
11. Ai-ping Lü (School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China )
12. Bo-li Zhang (Academy of TCM, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China )
13. Bao-yan Liu (Clinial Evaluation Center, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100091, China E-mail: liuby@cintcm.ac.cn)
14. Zhao-xiang Bian (School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China E-mail: bzxiang@hkbu.)

ABSTRACT: The STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials Of Moxibustion (STRICTOM), in the form of a checklist and descriptions of checklist items, were designed to improve reporting of moxibustion trials, and thereby facilitating their interpretation and replication. The STRICTOM checklist included 7 items and 16 sub-items. These set out reporting guidelines for the moxibustion rationale, details of moxibustion, treatment regimen, other components of treatment, treatment provider background, control and comparator interventions, and precaution measures. In addition, there were descriptions of each item and examples of good reporting. It is intended that the STRICTOM can be used in conjunction with the main CONSORT Statement, extensions for nonpharmacologic treatment and pragmatic trials, and thereby raise the quality of reporting of clinical trials of moxibustion. Further comments will be solicited from the experts of the CONSORT Group, the STRICTA Group, acupuncture and moxibustion societies, and clinical trial authors for optimizing the STRICTOM.

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Cheng CW, Fu SF, Zhou QH, Wu TX, Shang HC, Tang XD, Liu ZS, Liu J, Lin ZX, Lao L, Lü AP, Zhang BL, Liu BY, Bian ZX. Extending the CONSORT Statement to moxibustion. J Integr Med. 2013; 11(1): 54-63.
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