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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12613000475741
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
22/04/2013
Date registered
29/04/2013
Date last updated
6/05/2013
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Utilisation and Perceptions of Acupuncture and Foot Mobilisation by Australian Podiatrists.
Scientific title
Utilisation and Perceptions of Acupuncture and Foot Mobilisation by Australian Podiatrists.
Secondary ID [1] 282380 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Acufm
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Injuries and other conditions of the foot treatable by acupuncture and foot mobilisation. 288961 0
Condition category
Condition code
Alternative and Complementary Medicine 289294 289294 0 0
Other alternative and complementary medicine
Musculoskeletal 289341 289341 0 0
Other muscular and skeletal disorders

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The use of acupuncture and mobilisation by podiatrists and the perceptions thereof are being observed. Acupuncture and mobilisation are both complementary therapies becoming more popular with podiatrists. A wide range of foot and ankle conditions can be treated with mobilisation and acupuncture, from arthritic pain to optimising muscle power. Mobilisation is primarily done to improve range of motion of joints and acupuncture is done to lessen pain. We are assessing the perceptions and use of these therapies via an online survey accessed via an HTML link sent to podiatrists via email on the UWA contact list and advertisement on podiatry associations of all Australian states. Duration of observation: retrospective study based on experience of practicing podiatrists.
Intervention code [1] 287011 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
NA-This is an observational study.
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 289404 0
Frequency of utilisation of acupuncture and foot mobilisation by Australian podiatrists assessed by closed- ended questions analysed via SPSS.
Timepoint [1] 289404 0
Outcomes will be assessed after all data has been collected (3-4 months after commencement of research).
Secondary outcome [1] 302407 0
Perceptions of acupuncture and foot mobilisation by Australian podiatrists assessed via online survey with closed- ended questions and analysed by SPSS.
Timepoint [1] 302407 0
Outcomes will be assessed after all data has been collected (3-4 months after commencement of research).

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Practicing podiatrists in Australia
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Not currently a practicing podiatrist in Australia

Study design
Purpose
Screening
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Defined population
Timing
Retrospective
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,WA,VIC

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 287152 0
University
Name [1] 287152 0
University of Western Australia
Address [1] 287152 0
Park Avenue
Crawley
WA
6009
Country [1] 287152 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
University of Western Australia
Address
Park Avenue
Crawley
WA
6009
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285917 0
None
Name [1] 285917 0
Address [1] 285917 0
Country [1] 285917 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 289147 0
UWA Human Research Ethics Commitee
Ethics committee address [1] 289147 0
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Perth, Australia
Ethics committee country [1] 289147 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 289147 0
14/12/2012
Approval date [1] 289147 0
20/12/2012
Ethics approval number [1] 289147 0

Summary
Brief summary
The study aims to investigate the utilisation and perceptions of acupuncture and foot mobilisation by australian podiatrists. It is of our interested to find out how popular these relatively new techniques are among podiatists in Australia and whether these therapies are contributing to better patient care.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 39482 0
Mr Andrew Knox
Address 39482 0
UWA (University of Western Australia) Podiatry Clinic
Park Avenue
Crawley
WA
6009
Country 39482 0
Australia
Phone 39482 0
+61 8 6488 4522
Fax 39482 0
Email 39482 0
andrew.knox@uwa.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 39483 0
Mr Andrew Knox
Address 39483 0
UWA (University of Western Australia) Podiatry Clinic
Park Avenue
Crawley
WA
6009
Country 39483 0
Australia
Phone 39483 0
+61 8 6488 4522
Fax 39483 0
Email 39483 0
andrew.knox@uwa.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 39484 0
Mr Andrew Knox
Address 39484 0
UWA (University of Western Australia) Podiatry Clinic
Park Avenue
Crawley
WA
6009
Country 39484 0
Australia
Phone 39484 0
+61 8 6488 4522
Fax 39484 0
Email 39484 0
andrew.knox@uwa.edu.au

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Summary results
No Results