Ginseng in Treatment of Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ginseng in treatment of fatigue and Quality of Life of MS patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Study of Ginseng in Treatment of Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis|
- Fatigue [ Time Frame: at 3 months after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS)is a21-item (score range of each item: 0-4) questionnaire with the total score computed from 0 (no impact of fatigue) to 84 (maximum impact of fatigue) in three subscales containing: physical (9 items), cognitive (10 items) and psychosocial (2 items) aspects.
- Quality Of Life [ Time Frame: at 3 months after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Quality Of Life Questionnaire (MSQOL-54) consisted of 54 questions (items), each one, assigned to a score ranging from 0 to 100.
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Ginseng
Ginseng, tablet, 250 mg, twice, 3 months
it is kind of drug
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
it is placebo
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common non-traumatic causes of disability in the world. It is a chronic inflammatory and demyelinating disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which affects individuals in the productive ages and causes a large burden for years to come. Fatigue is a common complaint and one of the least understood symptoms of MS
|Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Al-zahra university hospital|
|Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 7007|
|Principal Investigator:||mahboobe esfahani, MD||MD, Research Assistant|