H MacPherson

Summary

Affiliation: University of York
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration
    Andrew J Vickers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Trials 11:90. 2010
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Researching complementary and alternative treatments--the gatekeepers are not at home
    Vinjar Fønnebø
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:7. 2007
  6. 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, United Kingdom
    J Evid Based Med 3:140-55. 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Lett 434:144-9. 2008

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Publications46

  1. 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
    ....
  2. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration
    Andrew J Vickers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Trials 11:90. 2010
    ..The Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration, a group of trialists, statisticians and other researchers, was established to synthesize patient-level data from several recently published large, high-quality trials...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Researching complementary and alternative treatments--the gatekeepers are not at home
    Vinjar Fønnebø
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:7. 2007
    ..To explore the strengths and weaknesses of conventional biomedical research strategies and methods as applied to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and to suggest a new research framework for assessing these treatment modalities...
  6. 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, United Kingdom
    J Evid Based Med 3:140-55. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Lett 434:144-9. 2008
    ..This data is consistent with the equivalent therapeutic outcomes that are claimed by proponents of Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture that utilise superficial and deep needling, respectively...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: a protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:63. 2010
    ..Building on the positive findings from a pilot study, in this paper we present the protocol for a fully-powered trial designed to establish whether or not acupuncture is effective and cost-effective...
  13. pmc Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:83-93. 2010
    ..It is intended that the revised STRICTA checklist, in conjunction with both the main CONSORT statement and extension for non-pharmacological treatment, will raise the quality of reporting of clinical trials of acupuncture...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement (Chinese version)]
    Macpherson Hugh
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 8:804-18. 2010
    ..It is intended that the revised STRICTA checklist, in conjunction with both the main CONSORT statement and extension for non-pharmacological treatment, will raise the quality of reporting of clinical trials of acupuncture...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Patient reports of adverse events associated with acupuncture treatment: a prospective national survey
    H MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:349-55. 2004
    ..Secondary aims included the measurement of patient reported adverse consequences arising from advice received about conventional/prescribed medication or from delayed conventional diagnosis and treatment...
  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 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Willingness to try acupuncture again: reports from patients on their treatment reactions in a low back pain trial
    A K Hopton
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:185-8. 2010
    ..Reactions to treatment are common following acupuncture. Understanding how these reactions are interpreted by patients is largely unexplored...
  26. doi request reprint Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI
    Aziz U R Asghar
    York Neuroimaging Centre, University of York, Y10 5DG, UK
    Brain Res 1315:111-8. 2010
    ..Our results show the importance of collecting and accounting for needle sensation data in neuroimaging studies of acupuncture...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patient perspectives on outcomes after treatment with acupuncture
    A Gould
    Northern College of Acupuncture, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 7:261-8. 2001
    ..To determine patients' experience of outcomes after acupuncture treatment...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Acupuncture for chronic pain: is acupuncture more than an effective placebo? A systematic review of pooled data from meta-analyses
    Ann Hopton
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, U K
    Pain Pract 10:94-102. 2010
    ..To help clarify this debate, we synthesized the evidence gathered from systematic reviews on the pooled data of high-quality randomized controlled trials comparing acupuncture to sham acupuncture for chronic pain...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Designing an RCT of acupuncture for depression--identifying appropriate patient groups: a qualitative study
    Sylvia Schroer
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Fam Pract 26:188-95. 2009
    ..Aim. To identify subgroups of patients with depression who could be the focus of effectiveness trials...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Non-cardiac chest pain: a retrospective cohort study of patients who attended a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
    J C Dumville
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, and Cardiology Research Department, York District Hospital, York, UK
    Fam Pract 24:152-7. 2007
    ..Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics have recently been introduced to assist in the management of primary care patients experiencing suspected cardiac chest pain...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Costs and consequences of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain: a systematic review of economic evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials
    E M M Ambrósio
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Complement Ther Med 20:364-74. 2012
    ....
  42. pmc Acupuncture in practice: mapping the providers, the patients and the settings in a national cross-sectional survey
    A K Hopton
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000456. 2012
    ..The primary complaints for which patients consult reflect the growing evidence base on acupuncture for these conditions. These data provide a basis for decision-making regarding policy and practice...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture research: time to shift from theoretical to practical questions
    Hugh MacPherson
    J Altern Complement Med 12:837-9. 2006