The Study in the Correlation Between the Severity of Post-stroke Fatigue and the Severity of qi Deficiency and Blood Stasis
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01669759
Verified August 2012 by China Medical University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the severity of fatigue, and the severity of qi deficiency and blood stasis.
Condition or disease
According to the reports of department of Health, stroke has been the top three ranking in leading ten major mortality causes. Although fatigue is a common symptom after stroke, but it is easy to neglect due to fatigue is a non-specific symptom. Based on the literature review, fatigue symptom is not only common on post-stroke patient and it also has highly correlation with mortality, prognosis and efficacy of rehabilitation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine recording, Wang Qing-ren suggests that the main etiology of stroke is results from qi stagnation and blood stasis, thereafter, the study about qi deficiency and blood stasis became to the main stream for stroke until now. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the severity of fatigue, and the severity of qi deficiency and blood stasis.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with post-stroke fatigue were enrolled from the departments of neurological, neurosurgical, and rehabilitation in China Medical University Hospital (Taichung, Taiwan), their Brief Fatigue Inventory-Taiwan form score ≥ 4, and stroke onset more than 3 months.
Gender: men or women
Age:40~80 years old
Stroke history at least 3 months
Hemorrhage or ischemic stoke
Conscious clear and can communicate
Brief Fatigue Inventory-Taiwan form score ≥ 4
Sign informed consent
Patient with psychotic diagnosis and can't cooperate with researcher