|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5565233||1563204||2017||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- In Taiwan, stroke-associated mortality is higher in men.
- Marriage or female sex hormone may have protective effect against stroke in women.
- Women more tended to seek TCM complementary therapies combined with Western medicine.
- Integrated Chinese and Western medicine could be a potential treatment for stroke.
BackgroundStroke is a leading cause of death worldwide. In this retrospective study, we investigated the different effects of gender on medical behavior, medical service, medical cost, and death from stroke in Taiwan.MethodsWe collected data on the stroke-associated mortality rate according to gender and age group for the period between 2009 and 2013 from the official registry of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. We analyzed the data related to stroke-associated medical care and costs in 2013 from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD).ResultsThe mortality rate due to stroke was higher in men than in women, despite more inpatient or outpatient medical treatment and higher medical costs, especially in patients aged <50Â years. Married women showed a significantly lower stroke-associated mortality compared to married men. Women were significantly more likely to accept Western medicine combined with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment than men (81.51% of women and 74.27% of men). They had lower medical expenditure and lower mortality from stroke than men did. Combined use of integrative Chinese and Western medicine also was associated with lower mortality from stroke than use of conventional Western medicine alone.ConclusionsIn Taiwan, stroke-associated mortality is higher in men. Marriage or female sex hormone may have protective effect against stroke in women. Women also more tended to seek TCM complementary therapies combined with Western medicine. Integrated Chinese and Western medicine could thus be a potential treatment for stroke.
Journal: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Volume 30, February 2017, Pages 113-117