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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.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:26-0400
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