Constructing core outcome indicators set of on Facial palsy

Facial palsy(FP) is a clinical common facial nerve disease. Although the etiologies are different, however, once onset, it will cause expression muscle dysfunction due to local facial nerve injury. In case of injuring to sensory nerve fibers, it will lead to auditory dysfunction, gustation dysfunction and salivary secretion dysfunction. There are different treatments for different stages of disease progression. In the currently, therapeutic strategies may include pharmaceutical agents, physical therapy (PT), acupunctures and a various of surgical treatments. Due to the inconsistent clinical assessment criteria for FP, there are multifarious criterion for disease remission. Therefore, a series of accurate and effective assessment method(s) is needed, and it is necessary to establish a core outcome set (COS) for clinical trials of FP.

Contributors

Acupuncture Department, First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Principal investigator: Yinan Qin

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: February 2020 - 2020
Funding source(s): None


Health Area

Disease Category: Neurology

Disease Name: Facioplegia, Facial palsy , Facial paralysis

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 75

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Any

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts
- Conference participants
- Consumers (patients)
- Journal editors
- Methodologists
- Researchers

Study Type

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

Method(s)

- Consensus conference
- Delphi process
- Systematic review

First, search all databases for all interventions for facial palsy and develop a plan and publish it, then take all the results, systematically evaluate them, and then meet with clinical experts and patient representatives to set up a core outcome set.

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