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Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Nov;98(46):e17754. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017754.

Traditional Chinese medicine non-pharmaceutical therapies for chronic adult insomnia: A Bayesian network meta-analysis protocol.

Li F1,2, Xu B1, Wang P1, Liu L3,4.

Author information

1
Institute of Gerontology.
2
Clinical College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
3
The First Clinical College, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.
4
Encephalopathy Department, Hubei Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) non-pharmaceutical therapies are frequently used for chronic insomnia in China, but in clinical practice, most practitioners choose appropriate treatments based on personal experience. In our study, Bayesian network meta-analysis will be used to identify differences in efficacy and safety between diverse non-pharmaceutical therapies for chronic adult insomnia.

METHODS:

The authors will totally retrieve seven electronic databases from their establishment to August 2019 in accordance with relevant strategies. After a series of screening, the 2 researchers will employ the Aggregate Data Drug Information System (ADDIS) and R software to analyze the data extracted from enclosed Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). Ultimately, the evidentiary grade of the results will be evaluated.

RESULTS:

This study will provide reliable evidence for different non-pharmaceutical therapies on chronic insomnia in adults.

CONCLUSIONS:

The findings will be an available reference to evaluate the efficacy and safety of different non-pharmaceutical therapies on chronic insomnia in adults and may provide decision-making reference on which method to choose for clinicians.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER:

PROSPERO CRD42019141496.

PMID:
31725615
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000017754
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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