A framework on developing integrative medicine clinical practice guideline for stroke management and rehabilitation in Hong Kong

Huijuan Li, Wai Ching Lam, Jianwen Guo*, Jiangang Zheng, Chun Hoi Cheung, Zhaoxiang Bian, Alexander Y. Lau*, Linda L.D. Zhong*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In Hong Kong, the proportion of deaths caused by cerebrovascular disease accounted for approximately 6.8% of total deaths. Although integrative medicine approaches are widely adapted by patients, there is a lack of guideline to support the corresponding clinical practice for stroke management and rehabilitation. Therefore, we design this framework for the development of an integrative medicine clinical practice guideline (CPG) for stroke.

Methods: The framework follows the instructions of World Health Organization (WHO) handbook for guideline development, Guideline International Network (GIN), Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation Instrument (AGREE II), and Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare (RIGHT). Three stages with ten steps are conducted.

Conclusion: Clinical practice guidelines are essential to provide optimal recommendations for patients’ prognosis. With proper methodology, this framework will facilitate the formation of clinical practice guideline for stroke through synthesizing evidences in the scope of integrative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Article number154442
Number of pages5
JournalPhytomedicine
Volume106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

User-Defined Keywords

  • Clinical practice guideline
  • Integrative medicine
  • Stroke
  • Stroke rehabilitation

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