Hugh MacPherson

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective survey of adverse events and treatment reactions following 34,000 consultations with professional acupuncturists
    H MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York
    Acupunct Med 19:93-102. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture: the STRICTA recommendations
    Hugh MacPherson
    STRICTA Group, Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 8:85-9. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: The STRICTA recommendations. STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture
    Hugh MacPherson
    Acupunct Med 20:22-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: the STRICTA recommendations
    H MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 9:246-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Empathy, enablement, and outcome: an exploratory study on acupuncture patients' perceptions
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 296 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1ET, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 9:869-76. 2003
  6. pmc Alexander Technique Lessons, Acupuncture Sessions or usual care for patients with chronic neck pain (ATLAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Trials 14:209. 2013
  7. pmc Acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care: a randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001518. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Beyond needling--therapeutic processes in acupuncture care: a qualitative study nested within a low-back pain trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 12:873-80. 2006
  9. pmc Acupuncture, or non-directive counselling versus usual care for the treatment of depression: a pilot study
    Sylvia Schroer
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Trials 10:3. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint The safety of Chinese herbal medicine: a pilot study for a national survey
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 11:617-26. 2005

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective survey of adverse events and treatment reactions following 34,000 consultations with professional acupuncturists
    H MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York
    Acupunct Med 19:93-102. 2001
    ..When compared with medication routinely prescribed in primary care, the results suggest that acupuncture is a relatively safe treatment modality...
  2. ncbi request reprint Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture: the STRICTA recommendations
    Hugh MacPherson
    STRICTA Group, Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 8:85-9. 2002
    ..The intended outcome is that interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture will be more adequately reported, thereby facilitating an improvement in critical appraisal, analysis and replication of trials...
  3. ncbi request reprint Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: The STRICTA recommendations. STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture
    Hugh MacPherson
    Acupunct Med 20:22-5. 2002
    ..The intended outcome is that interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture will be more adequately reported, thereby facilitating an improvement in critical appraisal, analysis and replication of trials...
  4. ncbi request reprint Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: the STRICTA recommendations
    H MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 9:246-9. 2001
    ..The intended outcome is that interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture will be more adequately reported, thereby facilitating an improvement in critical appraisal, analysis and replication of trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Empathy, enablement, and outcome: an exploratory study on acupuncture patients' perceptions
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 296 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1ET, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 9:869-76. 2003
    ..To conduct an exploratory, retrospective study of acupuncture patients' perceptions of practitioner empathy, patient enablement, and health outcome, and to investigate the associations between them...
  6. pmc Alexander Technique Lessons, Acupuncture Sessions or usual care for patients with chronic neck pain (ATLAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Trials 14:209. 2013
    ..We propose to evaluate the effect of Alexander Technique lessons and acupuncture in a rigorously conducted pragmatic trial with an embedded qualitative study...
  7. pmc Acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care: a randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 10:e1001518. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate acupuncture versus usual care and counselling versus usual care for patients who continue to experience depression in primary care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Beyond needling--therapeutic processes in acupuncture care: a qualitative study nested within a low-back pain trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 12:873-80. 2006
    ..An informed characterization of the treatment process is needed to support the appropriate design of evaluative studies in acupuncture...
  9. pmc Acupuncture, or non-directive counselling versus usual care for the treatment of depression: a pilot study
    Sylvia Schroer
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Trials 10:3. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint The safety of Chinese herbal medicine: a pilot study for a national survey
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 11:617-26. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility of conducting a national safety survey involving patients of herbalists monitoring and reporting adverse events associated with the routine practice of Chinese herbal medicine...
  11. ncbi request reprint Assessing the utility of the standards for reporting trials of acupuncture (STRICTA): a survey of authors
    Stephanie L Prady
    Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 13:939-43. 2007
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Controlling practitioner-patient relationships in acupuncture trials: a systematic review and meta-regression
    Stephanie L Prady
    Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK
    Acupunct Med 31:162-71. 2013
    ..Such relationships are sometimes criticised as obscuring any 'true' treatment effect. Limiting interactions is one strategy that might be used to try to control for the effect of a therapeutic relationship...
  13. pmc Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: primary care based pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:150. 2012
    ..The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome in primary care when provided as an adjunct to usual care...
  14. doi request reprint Acupuncture for depression: exploring model validity and the related issue of credibility in the context of designing a pragmatic trial
    Sylvia Schroer
    University of York, Health Sciences, York, UK
    CNS Neurosci Ther 18:318-26. 2012
    ..Our aim was to develop a pragmatic trial that would have better model validity and credibility than trials to date in this clinical area...
  15. pmc Acupuncture for pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: a pilot study for an open parallel-arm randomised controlled trial
    Harriet Lansdown
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:130. 2009
    ..These objectives include establishing potential recruitment rates, appropriate validated outcome measures, attendance levels for acupuncture treatment, loss to follow up and the sample size for a full scale trial...
  16. pmc The acceptability of acupuncture for low back pain: a qualitative study of patient's experiences nested within a randomised controlled trial
    Ann Hopton
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e56806. 2013
    ..This study used patient interviews following acupuncture treatment for back pain to identify, understand and describe the elements that contribute or detract from acceptability of treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture needle sensations associated with De Qi: a classification based on experts' ratings
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 12:633-7. 2006
    ..In experimental trials of acupuncture in which the needle sensation is an important variable, a quantitative measure is needed to monitor and control for variability in de qi...
  18. doi request reprint Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 16:ST1-14. 2010
    ..It is intended that the revised STRICTA, in conjunction with both the main CONSORT Statement and extension for nonpharmacologic treatment, will raise the quality of reporting of clinical trials of acupuncture...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patients seeking care from acupuncture practitioners in the UK: a national survey
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 14:20-30. 2006
    ..Our secondary aim was to compare the profiles of acupuncture patients with those of a patient survey undertaken in 1988...
  20. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for depression: first steps toward a clinical evaluation
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 10:1083-91. 2004
    ..To explore issues that need to be addressed in the design of a clinical trial of acupuncture for people with depression...
  21. pmc A systematic evaluation of the impact of STRICTA and CONSORT recommendations on quality of reporting for acupuncture trials
    Stephanie L Prady
    Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e1577. 2008
    ..We conducted a before-and-after study, comparing ratings for quality of reporting following the publication of both STRICTA and CONSORT recommendations...
  22. doi request reprint Problems caused by heterogeneity in meta-analysis: a case study of acupuncture trials
    Stephanie L Prady
    Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK
    Acupunct Med 32:56-61. 2014
    ..To illustrate the pitfalls of using meta-analysis to combine estimates of effect in trials that are highly varied and have a high potential for bias...
  23. doi request reprint Assessing blinding in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture: challenges and recommendations
    Ann K Hopton
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Chin J Integr Med 17:173-6. 2011
    ..the accurate reporting of the methodologies used to ensure a clear view of blinding procedures...
  24. pmc Acupuncture for chronic neck pain: a pilot for a randomised controlled trial
    Gemma C Salter
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:99. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to conduct a pilot randomised controlled parallel arm trial, to establish key features required for the design and implementation of a large-scale trial on acupuncture for chronic neck pain...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture as a complex intervention for depression: a consensus method to develop a standardised treatment protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Med 15:92-100. 2007
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture as a potential treatment for non-cardiac chest pain--a survey
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Acupunct Med 25:18-21. 2007
    ..To establish the level of interest in acupuncture as a treatment option for non-cardiac chest pain and to identify the factors associated with this interest...
  27. pmc Copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps for rheumatoid arthritis--analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects: a randomised double-blind placebo controlled crossover trial
    Stewart J Richmond
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e71529. 2013
    ..Despite the popular use of devices containing magnets or copper for this purpose, little research has been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of such treatments...
  28. doi request reprint Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: diagnosis and treatment of patients in a pragmatic trial
    Tracy Stuardi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 18:1021-7. 2012
    ....
  29. pmc GP Participation and Recruitment of Patients to RCTs: Lessons from Trials of Acupuncture and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Primary Care
    Sally E M Bell-Syer
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:687349. 2011
    ..Prior to starting recruitment, it is useful to identify previous trials in a similar environment in order to learn from their experience and optimize patient recruitment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for low back pain: traditional diagnosis and treatment of 148 patients in a clinical trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Complement Ther Med 12:38-44. 2004
    ..To assess patterns of diagnosis, including concordance, and treatment within a clinical trial of traditional acupuncture for low back pain...
  31. doi request reprint Developments in acupuncture research: big-picture perspectives from the leading edge
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 14:883-7. 2008
    ..A concluding section focuses on future directions in acupuncture research...
  32. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for tinnitus: a series of six n = 1 controlled trials
    Andrew Jackson
    Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 14:39-46. 2006
    ..To explore patient perceived benefits of acupuncture for tinnitus...
  33. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of attrition in randomized controlled trials
    Catherine E Hewitt
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1264-70. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attrition on baseline imbalance within individual trials and across multiple trials...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pragmatic clinical trials
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 12:136-40. 2004
    ..A case is made for the appropriate use and relevance of pragmatic trials in the evaluation of alternative and complementary medicine...
  35. doi request reprint Self-help advice as a process integral to traditional acupuncture care: implications for trial design
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 16:101-6. 2008
    ..In this paper, we explore the delivery of self-help advice as a component of the process of acupuncture care, and discuss the implications for future trial designs...
  36. ncbi request reprint Short term reactions to acupuncture--a cross-sectional survey of patient reports
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York
    Acupunct Med 23:112-20. 2005
    ..To explore the type and frequency of short term reactions associated with a single acupuncture treatment...
  37. ncbi request reprint Practitioner empathy, patient enablement and health outcomes: a prospective study of acupuncture patients
    Sarah Price
    University of Edinburgh, Public Health Sciences, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 63:239-45. 2006
    ..To measure acupuncture patients' perceptions of practitioner empathy at the initial consultation and its relationship with patient enablement, and prospectively reported changes in symptoms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome an exploratory randomised controlled trial
    Julie A Reynolds
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    Acupunct Med 26:8-16. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to establish variability in the primary outcome measure to enable a sample size to be calculated for a full scale trial, and to explore feasibility and design criteria...
  39. ncbi request reprint The natural history of back pain after a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture vs usual care--long term outcomes
    Stephanie L Prady
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    Acupunct Med 25:121-9. 2007
    ..To address this question we followed up participants of a past randomised controlled trial of acupuncture to assess outcomes after 5.5 to 7 years...
  40. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture research: time to shift from theoretical to practical questions
    Hugh MacPherson
    J Altern Complement Med 12:837-9. 2006