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Clinical Study

Acupuncture for Vascular Dementia: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial

Table 1

Subjects’ baseline characteristics.

R-acupuncture ( = 22)NR-acupuncture ( = 19)Control ( = 22)

Gender (%)
 Men (%)12 (54.55)6 (31.58)11 (50.00)
 Women (%)10 (45.45)13 (68.42)11 (50.00)
Age (M ± SD, y)67.24 ± 9.3357.21 ± 10.8067.45 ± 10.14
Hypertension, (%)17 (77.27)17 (89.47)15 (68.18)
Diabetes mellitus, (%)2 (9.10)4 (21.05)4 (18.18)
Coronary heart disease, (%)9 (40.91)7 (36.84)8 (36.37)
HIS (M ± SD)9.55 ± 2.3711.32 ± 2.1611.00 ± 2.14
MMSE (M ± SD)18.27 ± 4.0817.74 ± 3.3317.77 ± 3.99
ADL (M ± SD)42.91 ± 13.9743.84 ± 11.4249.86 ± 14.97
DEMQOL (M ± SD)72.41 ± 7.0264.68 ± 6.6872.27 ± 9.23

Differences among the three groups are statistically significant < 0.05. R-acupuncture = randomized acupuncture group; Control = control group; NR-acupuncture = nonrandomized acupuncture group; HIS = Hachinski Ischemic Score; MMSE = mini-mental state examination; ADL = activities of daily living; DEMQOL = health-related quality of life.

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