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2023 Jan-Dec

Integr Cancer Ther


Impact of Baseline Expectancy on Outcome Prediction of Real and Sham Acupuncture for Persistent Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Pain in Solid Tumor Survivors: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.


Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) pain significantly worsens cancer survivors' quality of life. Expectancy may play an important role in acupuncture response. We sought to explore whether expectancy predicts pain outcome in real acupuncture (RA) and sham acupuncture (SA) in cancer survivors.