Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for ischemic stroke management in Chinese medicine with appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation instrument: A systematic review

Language

English

Abstract

Objective To systematically review the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for ischemic stroke in Chinese medicine (CM) with the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument. Methods CM CPGs for ischemic stroke were searched in 5 online databases and hand-searches in CPGrelated handbooks published from January 1990 to December 2012. The CPGs were categorized into evidence based (EB) guideline, consensus based with no explicit consideration of evidence based (CB-EB) guideline and consensus based (CB) guideline according to the development method. Three reviewers independently appraised the CPGs based on AGREE II instrument, and compared the CPGs' recommendations on CM pattern classification and treatment. Results Five CM CPGs for ischemic stroke were identified and included. Among them, one CPG was EB guideline, two were CB guidelines and two were CB-EB guidelines. The quality score of the EB guideline was higher than those of the CB-EB and CB guidelines. Five CM patterns in the CPGs were recommended in the EB CPG. The comprehensive protocol of integrative Chinese and Western medicine recommended in the EB CPG was mostly recommended for ischemic stroke in the CPGs. The recommendations varied based on the CM patterns. Conclusion The quality of EB CPG was higher than those of CB and CB-EB CPGs in CM for ischemic stroke and integrative approaches were included in CPGs as major interventions

Keywords

clinical practice guideline, ischemic stroke, Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation, systematic review

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Volume

21

Issue

9

Start Page

707

End Page

715

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Peer Reviewed

1

Funder

Supported by the projects from the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No. ZYYS-2011[0032]-2), the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (No. Z0135, Z0260, and Z0221), and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority

DOI

10.1007/s11655-014-1834-2

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11655-014-1834-2

ISSN (print)

16720415

ISSN (electronic)

19930402

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