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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 478202, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/478202
Research Article

Comparisons of Prediction Models of Myofascial Pain Control after Dry Needling: A Prospective Study

1Nursing Department, Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung 80201, Taiwan
2Section of Anesthesiology, Pingtung Christian Hospital, Pingtung 90059, Taiwan
3Department of Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatics, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100, Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan

Received 3 December 2012; Accepted 10 June 2013

Academic Editor: José M. Climent Barberá

Copyright © 2013 Yuan-Ting Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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