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Author (up) Wu, Y.; Lu, C. openurl 
  Title Effect of Combined Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Formula on the Motor Function and Activities of Daily Living in Post-stroke Patients Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 5 Pages 315-318  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Stroke; Cerebral Infarction; Motor Function; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Herbal Formula; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the effect of combined acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula on the motor function and activities of daily living (ADL) of post-stroke patients and further evaluate the resultant clinical efficacy. Methods: A total of 80 acute stroke patients were randomly divided into a control group (40 cases) and an observation group (40 cases). Conventional Western medicine management was employed in the control group, while additional acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula were employed in the observation group. After completing the sessions of treatment, changes of the motor function(using the US National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, NIHSS) and activities of daily living (using Barthel Index) were measured. Results: The total effective rate in the observation group was 87.5 %, versus 62.5 % in the control group, showing a statistical difference (P<0.05). After the treatment, the motor function and activities of daily living of patients in both groups were markedly improved (P<0.05), and those in the observation group presented with a better result (P<0.05). Conclusion: Conventional Western medicine management coupled with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula are beneficial to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cerebral infarction.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1331  
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