Suan Tsao Jen Tang for Treating Menopause With Sleep Problem: a Clinical Observation
A prospective follow-up study was carried out in the Yang Ming branch of the Taipei City Hospital.Climacteric women with sleep difficulty received SZRT at a rate of 4.0 g, thrice daily for four weeks.
Menopausal and Female Climacteric States
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
A prospective follow-up study was carried out in the Yang Ming branch of the Taipei City Hospital between April 2008 and April 2010. Sixty-seven climacteric women with sleep difficulty received SZRT at a rate of 4.0 g, thrice daily for four weeks. Baseline scores were measured on the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), followed by further measures at the end of weeks one and four. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) assessment and the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) were undertaken as secondary outcomes. Regression models were constructed to explore the score differences between the baseline and at weeks one and four by various determinants including age, body mass index (BMI), and severity of baseline menopausal symptoms. Among 99 surveyed patients, 67 and 61 were screened for intention to treat (ITT) and per-protocol population set analysis, respectively. Statistically significant reductions in the PSQI index scores evidenced on the fourth week.