Clinical Evaluation of Acupuncture on the Complications of Cerebral Vascular Accident

Terminated

Phase 1 Results N/A

Update History

23 Oct '15
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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The lifestyle of Taiwanese people has been changed over the past decade with the improvement of economic growth, environmental sanitation and the quality of medical care. Now the investigators pay more attention to the increasing risk of people's diseases of civilization than people's malnutrition and poor quality of environmental sanitation. The cerebrovascular accident (CVA) leads to death and bio-psycho-social dysfunction. The medical care of the patient of cerebrovascular accident cause a lot of money and is a burden of our country. Our study emphasizes that acupuncture change bio-psycho-social aspects of the patient with cerebrovascular accident. The investigators use some scales to assess efficacy of acupuncture, such as Barthel index, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, Visual Analogue Scale, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Besides, the investigators notice that there are few journals about acupuncture effect of treating depression following cerebral vascular accident. The investigators may underestimate the amount of people having post-stroke depression. So the investigators use Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to Assess the post-stroke depression of cerebral vascular accident patient. By assessing bio-psycho-social level of CVA patient, the investigators hope this study will offer them more "Holistic Health Care".
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The lifestyle of Taiwanese people has been changed over the past decade with the improvement of economic growth, environmental sanitation and the quality of medical care. Now the investigators pay more attention to the increasing risk of people's diseases of civilization than people's malnutrition and poor quality of environmental sanitation. The cerebrovascular accident (CVA) leads to death and bio-psycho-social dysfunction. The medical care of the patient of cerebrovascular accident cause a lot of money and is a burden of our country. Our study emphasizes that acupuncture change bio-psycho-social aspects of the patient with cerebrovascular accident. The investigators use some scales to assess efficacy of acupuncture, such as Barthel index, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, Visual Analogue Scale, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Besides, the investigators notice that there are few journals about acupuncture effect of treating depression following cerebral vascular accident. The investigators may underestimate the amount of people having post-stroke depression. So the investigators use Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to Assess the post-stroke depression of cerebral vascular accident patient. By assessing bio-psycho-social level of CVA patient, the investigators hope this study will offer them more "Holistic Health Care".
A location was updated in Taichung.
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The overall status was removed for Department of Acupuncture, China Medical University Hospital.