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An investigation of the use of acupuncture in stroke patients in Taiwan: a national cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2016
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Title
An investigation of the use of acupuncture in stroke patients in Taiwan: a national cohort study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12906-016-1272-0
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Shu-Wen Weng, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chien-Chang Liao, Hsin-Long Lane, Jaung-Geng Lin, Chun-Chuan Shih

Abstract

Acupuncture is considered a complementary and alternative medicine in many countries. The purpose of this study was to report the pattern of acupuncture use and associated factors in patients with stroke. We used claims data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database and identified 285001 new-onset stroke patients in 2000-2008 from 23 million people allover Taiwan. The use of acupuncture treatment after stroke within one year was identified. We compared sociodemographics, coexisting medical conditions, and stroke characteristics between stroke patients who did and did not receive acupuncture treatment. The use of acupuncture in stroke patients increased from 2000 to 2008. Female gender, younger age, white-collar employee status, higher income, and residence in areas with more traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physicians were factors associated with acupuncture use in stroke patients. Ischemic stroke (odds ratio [OR] 1.21, 95 % confidence interval [CI] 1.15-1.28), having no renal dialysis (OR 2.76, 95 % CI 2.45-3.13), receiving rehabilitation (OR 3.20, 95 % CI 3.13-3.27) and longer hospitalization (OR 1.23, 95 % CI 1.19-1.27) were also associated with acupuncture use. Stroke patients using rehabilitation services were more likely to have more acupuncture visits and a higher expenditure on acupuncture compared with stroke patients who did not receive rehabilitation services. The application of acupuncture in stroke patients is well accepted and increasing in Taiwan. The use of acupuncture in stroke patients is associated with sociodemographic factors and clinical characteristics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 12 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Psychology 3 7%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 14 32%

Attention Score in Context

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#8,789,172
of 15,584,086 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1,232
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#124,091
of 269,148 outputs
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#1
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