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A Study of Acupuncture for Patients With Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

2014-08-27 03:16:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of acupuncture for patients with BPSD & healthy volunteers.

Description

This open label study is designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of acupuncture as a intervention for patients with Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)& healthy volunteers,and this study will enroll a total of 25(15 patients,10healthy volunteers) patients who are suffered from BPSD or healthy volunteers.The patients who have to be suitable for the standard of inclusion criteria will be included,and who have one condition of the exclusion criteria will be excluded,and so do the healthy volunteers.For each enrolled participant will obtain a baseline psychiatric and medical assessment, results of the Mini-Mental Status-Evaluation (MMSE),Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale(BEHAVE-AD),Activity of Daily Living Scale(ADL)and other basic information prior to beginning acupuncture.For each participant will get acupuncture which once a day for 7 days running. During the trial the Questionnaire of Acupuncture-related Events have to be evaluated every day, and at the end of the intervention,all of the MMSE,BEHAV-AD,ADL and Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale (TESS)will be investigated.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Alzheimer's Disease

Intervention

Acupuncture

Location

Yong Tang
Chengdu
Sichuan
China
610075

Status

Recruiting

Source

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:26-0400

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