Cervical vertigo (CV), or cervicogenic dizziness, is that dizziness from the cervical spine, where reasonable alternatives have been ruled out. CV is characterized by the presence of imbalance, unsteadiness, disorientation, neck pain, limited cervical range of motion, and may be accompanied by a headache. It is a common symptom in patients with cervical spondylosis. However, there is no definitive test or resource for the condition and that diagnosing the condition is difficult. More objective measurements remain warranted for CV.
In recent years, more and more people are suffering from CV and neck pain in China. There is a growing number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the treatment of CV with traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). However, the diagnosis standard is not explicit and outcome reports are inconsistency. Therefore, our aim is to develop a core outcome set (COS) for TCM clinical trials of CV to help establishing a set of standardized diagnosis criteria and dialectical standard, as well as improve the consistency and significance of outcomes in future trials.
Jinyu Li and Hongcai Shang are the principal investigators.
Contributors: Ruijin Qiu, Wei Wang, Guiyu Feng,Jian Huang
Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
- COS for clinical trials or clinical research
- Consensus meeting
- Delphi process
- Systematic review
We will conduct systematic review, drug instructions review, and semi-structured interviews to develop a long list of outcomes, including benefits and harms. Then we will carry out two rounds of Delphi survey and a consensus meeting to develop the final core outcome set.