publication . Article . 2012

P05.57. Developing good practice guidelines in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with Chinese herbal medicine: a Delphi study

Andrew Flower; Michael Moore; Lily Lai; George Lewith;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Purpose Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder, affecting 6-18% of women of reproductive age. Irregular periods are a hallmark symptom of PCOS and whilst Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has historically been used as an effective treatment for irregular periods, this requires further investigation in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). To ensure that the methods used within an RCT reflects Chinese herbal methods used in clinical practice, a study was proposed to establish good practice guidelines in the treatment of PCOS through achieving consensus amongst a group of Chinese medicine herbalists.
Subjects
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Poster Presentation, Delphi method, Effective treatment, Irregular periods, medicine.symptom, medicine, Good practice, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, business.industry, business, Traditional Chinese medicine, Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Internal medicine, Polycystic ovary
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