The purpose is to establish whether acupuncture in addition to conventional rehabilitation programme can improve the functional outcome and quality of life of surgical patients with haemorrhagic stroke, as compared to conventional rehabilitation programme alone.
The investigators aim to recruit 60 patients over a 30 month period. Each patient will have six week of acupuncture treatment (either early within the first six week, or delayed after the first six week of observation and assessment of primary outcome).
Primary outcome measures:
Clinical outcome at the end of week 6 acupuncture treatment: Glasgow Outcome Score extended.
Secondary outcome measures:
Modified Rankin Score, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score, Modified Aschoff Score, Neurocognitive State Examination (NCSE) score, Barthel index, Modified Rivermead Mobility Index (MRMI), Modified Functional Ambulation Category (MFAC) and motor scores of upper limb and lower limb with Fugl-Meyer Scale at the end of week six acupuncture treatment.
- Acupuncture Device
Intervention Desc: Acupuncture from physiotherapist (with accredited training in acupuncture) in Shatin Hospital, three sessions per week for six weeks, and each session 30 minutes. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Acupuncture Description: Acupuncture and conventional rehabilitation
- Conventional rehabilitation Behavioral
Intervention Desc: In-patient physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Control Description: Conventional rehabilitation only
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Modified Aschoff Score||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Neurocognitive State Examination(NCSE)score||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Motor scores of upper limb and lower limb with Fugl-Meyer Scale||six week||Yes|
|Secondary||Modified Functional Ambulation Category (MFAC)||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Modified Rivermead Mobility Index (MRMI)||Six week||No|
|Secondary||Barthel Index||Six week||Yes|
|Secondary||Modified Rankin Scale||Six week||No|