Flashcards in G543 - Treatment Programmes - Wheatley Deck (17)
How many prisoners received ear acupuncture? From where? What else did they receive?
350 prisoners from 6 high-security prisons who received ear acupuncture and a standard care programme called focus
What did the control group consist of?
Prisoners who did not receive ear acupuncture but did get the standard care programme
What types of data were collected?
Qualitative and quantitative
How many trained practitioners were there?
Who did the trained practitioners work with? Where?
Groups of 10-15 prisoners in a relaxed setting
How many needles were I started into how many acupuncture points? where?
5 needles in 5 acupuncture points in the ear
How long did prisoners relax for after ear acupuncture?
What did the prisoners do after ear acupuncture?
Returned to normal duties
WhT qualitative data did prisoners report? (6 things)
- reduced cravings for nicotine
- better sleep
- health improvements
- improved relaxation
- better coping skills
- amended cognition so
What qualitative data did staff give?
Staff could tell when the prisoners had been to acupuncture because the wing was calmer and there was less demand for healthcare services
% reduction in drug related offences? From when?
70% reduction in drug related offences from 6-months pre to 6-months post treatment
% reduction in serious incident reports?
% reduction reduction in positive drug testing results (mandatory)
% reduction in positive drug testing results (voluntary)
What did Wheatley conclude there is enough evidence to do?
Expand the delivery of the programme throughout the prison system
What did Wheatley conclude ear acupuncture works best as?
A complementary therapy with other programmes