Effects of Acupuncture Treatment on Daily Life Activities and Quality of Life


Phase N/A Results

Summary of Purpose

To investigate whether electroacupuncture treatment favorably affects stroke patients' ability to perform daily life activities, their health-related quality of life, and their use of health care and social services.

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 24 July 2001.

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Trial Basics



  • John and Brit Wennerström Foundation for Neurological Research, the Vårdal Foundation, and the Swedish Stroke Association

Trial Design

Prospective, stratified, randomized, controlled multi-center, open trial of 104 patients in 3 parallel groups. Stratification was by side of cerebral lesion (right/left), diabetes mellitus (yes/no), and hospital (Mölndal/Sahlgrenska/Östra).


  • Associate Professor Christian Blomstrand, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Neurology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden.