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Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Control Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Astragalus Membranaceus in the Patients After Stroke With Fatigue

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The high levels of fatigue in stroke patients without neurological impairment suggest it has a central origin rather than being the result of increased physical effort required after stroke(Winward et al., 2009). Fatigue is different from post-stroke depression and the more serious stroke patients are more prone to fatigue(Windward et al., 2009).

Fatigue is one of the symptoms of qi deficiency,and Astragalus membranaceus is the most effective of all traditional Chinese medicine and can tonifying middle and tonify the original qi. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Astragalus membranaceus on post-stroke fatigue.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fatigue Stroke Drug: Chinese Herb Astragalus membranaceus Other: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Chinese Herb Astragalus membranaceus Drug: Chinese Herb Astragalus membranaceus
Astragalus membranaceus(AM)at a rate of 2.8g three times per day

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
at a rate of 2.8g three times per day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EORTC QLQ-C30 [ Time Frame: 2 year(all patients) ]
  2. BFI-T score [ Time Frame: 2 years(all patients) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. SF-36 score [ Time Frame: 2 years(all patients) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Gender: Male or female.
  2. Age: between 40 and 80 years old.
  3. Three months after stroke.
  4. Hemorrhagic stroke or ischemic stroke.
  5. Fatigue score from screen process ≧4.
  6. Subject with comprehension or communication.
  7. Volunteer signs the agreement to participate the study after whole study purpose and procedures description in detail.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. People from mental illness can not to participate the evaluation.
  2. Major diseases such as cancer、Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease(COPD)、 Heart failure、Myocardial Infraction、Chronic renal failure or Liver cirrhosis.
  3. Pregnant woman.
  4. Breast-feeding woman.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01554787

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Contact: Chung Hsiang Liu, MD. 886-4-22052121 ext 7635

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China Medical University Hospital Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan
Contact: Chung Hsiang Liu, MD.         
Principal Investigator: Chung Hsiang Liu, MD.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Chung Hsiang Liu, MD. China Medical University Hospital

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Responsible Party: China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01554787     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR100-IRB-251
First Posted: March 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012
Keywords provided by China Medical University Hospital:
After stroke with fatigue
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms