The Relationship Between Psychological Factors and Bell's Palsy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01377766
Verified November 2011 by Wei Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
: June 21, 2011
Last Update Posted
: November 8, 2011
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Hubei Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Wuhan No.1 Hospital
Xiangyang No.1 People's Hospital
Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University
Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University
Yichang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The First Hospital of Hebei Medical University
Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wei Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
The aim of this study was to explore the risk factors for Bell's palsy (BP) and to examine whether psychological factors are the potential risk factors for the occurrence of BP.
Condition or disease
We conducted a case-control, multi-center clinical investigation. A total of 695 subjects were assigned to the case group (n=355) and the control group (n=340). All the BP patients were enrolled from 11 State Hospitals in China, and all the controls were selected from the same district to match for the patients. The study was coordinated by a tertiary referral centre, Tongji Hospital. The House-Brackmann grading system and Facial Disability Index (FDI) was adopted to assess the BP patients. Kessler 10-Item Psychological Distress Scale（K10）was usde to explore the psychological distress, and the Cattell 16 Personality Factor (16PF) scale was employed to evaluate the personality profiles of all subjects.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
695 subjects were assigned to Cases Group (n=355) and Control Group (n=340).
Patients who were diagnosed to have unilateral facial-nerve weakness without any identifiable causes within 168 hours after onset of symptoms;
aged 18 to 65 years.
the facial paralysis is caused by herpes zoster;
recurrent facial paralysis;
noticeable asymmetry of the face before the illness which may affect the evaluation;
history of peptic ulcer disease, severe hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, liver and kidney dysfunction, pregnancy, mental illness, or serious systemic diseases which may affect the treatment.