Developing a Core Outcome Set for Traditional Chinese Medicine on Treatment of vascular cognitive dysfunction

Vascular cognitive dysfunction is one of the common complications of cerebrovascular disease, which seriously affects the rehabilitation and quality of life of patients. Cerebrovascular diseases include hemorrhagic and ischemic cerebrovascular diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine has a unique effect in the treatment of vascular cognitive dysfunction. Howevere, the standardization of clinical trials limits the development of TCM on treatment of vascular cognitive dysfunction , such as no accepted exports or indexes applied for assessments, or no concerns about the varied exports or indexes, or high risks of the selective reported bias or lots of missing data, etc. it is necessary to establish a Core outcome set for vascular cognitive dysfunction in clinical trials of TCM.


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

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: December 2019 - December 2022
Funding source(s): The optimal subject setting and design of evidence-based research implementation in the area of brain diseases of Traditional Chinese Medicine(ZZ13-024-3)

Health Area

Disease Category: Neurology

Disease Name: Vascular cognitive dysfunction

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


- Consensus conference
- 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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