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The biomechanical effect of acupuncture for poststroke cavovarus foot: study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot trial

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Title
The biomechanical effect of acupuncture for poststroke cavovarus foot: study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot trial
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Trials, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1264-x
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Authors

Yong Zhang, Hongwei Liu, Caihong Fu, Yanzhe Ning, Jiajia Zhang, Li Zhou, Zongheng Li, Peng Bai

Abstract

Poststroke cavovarus foot greatly affects patients' activities of daily life and raises the risks of falls and consequent fractures. Acupuncture appears to be safe and effective in promoting motor functions and enhancing the activities of daily life among patients with poststroke cavovarus foot. The current study aims to study the biomechanical effect of acupuncture for poststroke cavovarus foot with objective outcome measurements. This is an assessor and analyst-blinded, randomized, controlled pilot study. A total of 60 eligible patients with poststroke cavovarus foot will be allocated by a 1:1 ratio into an acupuncture treatment group and a control group. Patients in the control group will receive conventional rehabilitation therapies, whereas a combination of acupuncture and conventional rehabilitation therapies will be applied in the acupuncture group. The primary outcome measures are three objective biomechanical parameters from the RSSCAN gait system: varus angle, dynamic plantar pressure distribution, and static plantar contact area. Scores of the Berg Balance Scale, the Fugl-Meyer Assessment, and the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale, as well as other biomechanical parameters such as the step length and width, step time phase, and weight shifting phase will be selected as secondary outcome measurements. All assessments will be conducted at baseline, 4 weeks after the treatment course, and after a follow-up period of 3 months. Results of the current study will provide detailed interpretations of the biomechanical effect of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation and foundations for future larger clinical studies. Chinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR-IPC-15006889 (8 August 2015).

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Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 25 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 17%
Neuroscience 8 10%
Psychology 4 5%
Sports and Recreations 2 2%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 22 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2016.
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#4,996,861
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#1,314
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#110,868
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Outputs of similar age from Trials
#69
of 121 outputs
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