School of Chinese Medicine
We presented a study protocol of developing Chinese medicine clinical practice guidelines for three common diseases in Hong Kong, including insomnia, chronic gastritis, and cerebral infarction. This research project will be conducted in three phases. First phase is the preparation stage which consists of the establishment of steering committee and panel. Second phase involves 6 steps, which are searching and identifying evidence, text mining process, Delphi survey, synthesizing of data, consensus conference, and drafting guidelines. In this phase, text mining technique, evidence-based method, and formal consensus method are combined to get consolidated supporting data as the source of CM CPGs. The final phase comprised external reviews, dissemination, and updating. The outputs from this project will provide three CM CPGs for insomnia, chronic gastritis, and cerebral infarction for Hong Kong local use.
Source Publication Title
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright © 2015 Nannan Shi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This research was financially supported by Hong Kong Hospital Authority Research Project: Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline in Stroke, Insomnia and Chronic Gastritis (HA 820/126/19/19/14/6/12/1).
Link to Publisher's Edition
Shi, Nannan, Linda L. D. Zhong, Xuejie Han, Tat Chi Ziea, Bacon Ng, Zhaoxiang Bian, and Aiping Lu. "Enhanced evidence-based Chinese medicine clinical practice guidelines in Hong Kong: A study protocol for three common diseases." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 (2015): 482706.