Developing a Core Outcome Set for Traditional Chinese Medicine on Treatment of tension headache

Tension headache is a common and frequently occurring clinical disease. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a unique therapeutic effect in the treatment of tension headache. However, the standardization of clinical trials limits the development of TCM on treatment of tension headache, such as no accepted outcomes or indices applied for assessments, or no consensus among the varied outcomes or indices, or high risks of the selective reported bias or lots of missing data, etc. It is necessary to establish a Core Outcome Set for for tension headache in clinical trials of TCM.

Contributors

Yunling Zhang is the principal investigator.
Xiyuan Hospital of CACMS, Beijing, China

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: December 2019 - December 2022
Funding source(s): Evidence based capacity building project of traditional Chinese medicine of State Administration of traditional Chinese Medicine


Health Area

Disease Category: Neurology

Disease Name: Headache (tension-type)

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 100

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts
- Conference participants
- Consumers (caregivers)
- Consumers (patients)
- Journal editors
- Patient/ support group representatives
- Researchers
- Statisticians

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- COS for practice

Method(s)

- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process
- Interview
- Systematic review

Conduct a systematic review and interview to develop an outcome list. And then we will conduct two or three rounds of Delphi process and a consensus meeting to develop a core outcome set.

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