Effects of acupuncture on sleep quality in patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Author: Jiamin Lin1, Yue Kong1,2, Hailan Chen3, Xintong Ding3, Wenguang Zhou4
1 Nursing College, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, China.
2 900TH Hospital of Joint Logistic Support Force, Fuzhou, China.
3 The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.
4 Department of Equipment, Chenggong Hospital of Xiamen University (the 73th Group Military Hospital of People's Liberation Army), Xiamen, China.
Conference/Journal: Clin Rehabil
Date published: 2023 Dec 3
Other: Pages: 2692155231218535 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1177/02692155231218535. , Word Count: 176

To systematically evaluate the evidence relating to acupuncture on the sleep quality of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Data sources:
Six English-language (PubMed, Cochrane Library, EBSCOhost, Embase, OVID MEDLINE, and Web of Science) and four Chinese-language (China National Knowledge Infrastructure, SinoMed, China Scientific Journals Database, and Wanfang) databases were searched for pertinent studies published from database inception to 11 October 2023.

Two researchers independently screened eligible studies and extracted relevant data using custom data extraction tables. Methodological quality assessment of the included studies was performed using Cochrane Handbook 5.1.0. Meta-analysis was performed using Cochrane Review Manager version 5.4.

Twenty-four studies (1701 participants) met inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis showed that acupuncture improved the Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Hamilton Anxiety Scale, Hamilton Depression Scale, Self-Rating Depression Scale, and Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire 39 scores compared with controls (all P < 0.05).

This review showed that acupuncture improved sleep quality, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease relative to controls.

Keywords: Acupuncture; Parkinson's disease; meta-analysis; randomized controlled trial; sleep quality; systematic review.

PMID: 38043930 DOI: 10.1177/02692155231218535