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2012, Vol.24, No.2

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    The Preliminary Study on the Coincidence between Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool β-version and Expert of Sasang Constitution

    jang eun su , Hee Jung Jin , 도준형 and 2 other persons | 2012, 24(2) | pp.1~7 | number of Cited : 11
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    1. Objectives In Sasang constitutional medicine, it has been known that diagnosing Sasang constitution correctly is mostly important. We had developed an Integrated Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool (SCAT) β-version using face, voice, body shape and questionnaire before. The purpose of this study is to suggest whether SCAT β-version is reliable or not. 2. Methods We collected 371 subjects from 6 oriental medical clinics. We analyzed the Sasang constitutional diagnostic results using Kappa and coincidence rates between experts in Sasang constitution and SCAT β-version which was developed on the basis of face, body shape, voice and characteristics and symptom questionnaire data. 3. Results The agreement rates between SCAT β-version and experts was 69.3% in total, and 73.2%, in Taeeumin, 70.8% in Soeumin, and 56.9% in Soyangin in detailed. The Kappa was 0.510 (p value<.000). There was an increasing trend of agreement rates and kappa value corresponded to increasing constitutional probability. When The constitutional probabilities were changed from below 40%, to over 40%, 50%, 60%, the agreement rates corresponded from 50.8% to 79.5%, 91.4%, 95.7% respectively. 4. Conclusions A SCAT combined with a constitutional probability seemed to help experts to diagnose a patient’s Sasang constitution correctly.
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    A Study on the Reliability Assessment of Sasang Constitution Questionnaire Developed by KIOM for Japanese

    Jong Hyang Yoo , jang eun su , Yunyoung, Kim and 2 other persons | 2012, 24(2) | pp.8~18 | number of Cited : 6
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    1. Objectives This study aimed to assessing the reliability of questionnaire for Japanese as one of method to diagnose Sasang Constitution and evaluating the possibility of applying domestic questionnaire to foreign site. 2. Methods A cross-sectional survey approved by IRB (Independent Review Board) at Tohoku University was performed for 119 participants with informed consent at a particular city in Japan using self-reported questionnaires developed by KIOM (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine). Among the entire samples, 112 were retested. The test-retest reliability was assessed by Kappa for normal variables and internal consistency was evaluated by Cronbach’s alpha. 3. Results Four of 77 questions are impossible to calculate consistency owing to unsymmetric matrix between primary reply and secondary one. Seventeen of them (22%) showed 0.4 or below in Kappa, 56 were ranged from 0.4 to 0.8 and no question marked 0.8 or over. Internal consistency was possibly checked for several questions about character, digestion, sweat, excrement, urine, cold-heat pattern. Cronbach’s alpha for questions except urine and cold-heat pattern was over 0.64. Conclusions On the basis of Kappa value by two self reported questionnaire, 72.7% of questions showed 0.4 or over so that reliability were highly secured. And other questions except for urine and heat-cold pattern marked 0.6 or over in order that internal consistency was also successfully maintained. Accordingly, when subsequently applying KIOM questionnaire to foreign site, domestic questionnaire should be properly adjusted in social and cultural background, lifestyle, etc.
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    The Cross-sectional Study on Characteristics between Soyangin Gyolhyungjeung and Soyangin Heat-related Diarrhea Accompanied by Headache in Patients of Indigestion

    이미숙 , HWANG MINWOO , 김윤희 | 2012, 24(2) | pp.19~30 | number of Cited : 4
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    1. Objectives The aim of this study was to survey the Original symptoms of Soyangin's and to compare the tendency of their symptoms between Soyangin Gyolhyungjeung and Soyangin Heat-related diarrhea accompanied by headache in patients of indigestion. 2. Methods We recruited 76 Soyangin subjects in the Korean Medicine clinic and researched their original symptoms. Subjects were diagnosed by the Sasang Constitutional specialists and Sasang Constitutional Medication. Subjects were two groups, confirmed to Soyangin Gyolhyungjeung and Soyangin Heat-related diarrhea accompanied by headache. All subjects answered the questionnaire about their Original symptoms. We found the differences between 2 groups using the Mann-Whitney U Test. Analysis was conducted using SPSS 18.0 for Korean. 3. Results In Original symptoms, there was no difference between 2 groups in sleep, appetite, digestion, eating habits, water temperature, function of bowel movement, urination, sweating, sensitivity to coldness and sensitivity to warmness. But there was difference between 2 groups in frequency of defecation & hardness of feces(p=0.027). 4. Conclusions We found the differences of heat and cold in symptoms between two Soyangin syndromes.
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    The effects of constitutional food preference on health status of the twenties

    Yunyoung, Kim , Jong Hyang Yoo , 박기현 and 1 other persons | 2012, 24(2) | pp.31~38 | number of Cited : 5
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    1. Objectives This research aimed to understand the effects of food consumption that fits to the constitution of subjects on health status by recognizing the constitutional food preference according to Sasang constitution. 2. Methods The participants who are college students in D city were invited from Mar. 17, 2009 to Sep. 5 2010 for the research. More than two medical doctors who are specialized in Sasang constitution diagnosed the constitution of participants, and the participants were selected as subjects only if the diagnosis of the two doctors were agreed. Total 422 subjects (Taeumin: 175, Soeumin: 101, Soyangin: 144) were selected from the diagnosis, and the collected data was analyzed with computer software of SPSS 17.0. The frequency analysis was executed for the general characteristics of subjects, and the relationship of constitutional food preference and health status (SF-36) were analyzed with Pearson Correlation Coefficient. 3. Results From the results about the distribution of constitutional food preference according to the constitutions, Soeumin showed the highest frequency for both of lower than 10 points (35.0 %), which stands for high preference of constitutional food, and higher than 40 points (1.9 %), which stands for low preference of constitutional food. And, they showed no correlation for the results about the relationship between health status and constitutional food preference based on 9 sub-categories of SF-36 including Physical Component Score (PCS), Mental Component Score (MCS). 4. Conclusions In conclusion, the effects of food consumption that fits to the constitution of the twenties on their health status were understood by recognizing the constitutional food preference according to Sasang constitution. Comparing with the previous research results that constitutional food consumption can enhance their health status, there were no correlation between health status and constitutional food preference. The discrepancy of results can be addressed to difficulties of group selection, constitutional food categorization and lack of constitutional food-related questionnaires. Thus, it is required to conduct a follow-up studies that were made up for the mentioned shortcomings.
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    Validation of Sasang Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) with Positive and Negative Affection Schedule and Body Mass Index

    Chae, Han , Soo Jin Lee , Park Soo Hyun and 2 other persons | 2012, 24(2) | pp.39~46 | number of Cited : 24
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    1. Objectives The purpose of this study was to validate the Sasang Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) with Positive And Negative Affection Schedule(PANAS) for emotionality and Body Mass Index (BMI) for body constituents. 2. Methods The SPQ along with Questionnaire for Sasang Constitution Classification (QSCC) II, PANAS, BMI was measured with 232 College students. The correlation coefficient was measured with Pearson correlation between SPQ and PANAS, BMI. The SPQ, PANAS, and BMI score of each Sasang constitution groups based on QSCCII were compared using analysis of variance and profile analysis. 3. Results The SPQ score of each Sasang constitution groups was significantly (p<0.01) different. The SPQ showed significant correlation with PANAS Positive Affect (r=0.201, p=0.002), but not with the BMI (r=0.097, p=0.146). The SPQ-Emotionality scale, unlike other SPQ subscales, showed positive correlation with PANAS Negative Affection. 4. Conclusions We performed the constructive validity of SPQ using PANAS and BMI. The SPQ would be useful for the study on psychophysiological mechanism of the Sasang constitutions.
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    An Overview on the Construction of Korea Constitutional Multicenter Bank for Sasang Constitutional Medicine

    Younghwa Baek , Hee Jung Jin , 김호석 and 2 other persons | 2012, 24(2) | pp.47~53 | number of Cited : 6
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    1. Objectives The aim of the present study was to describe the Korea Constitutional Multicenter Bank (KCMB), which was various clinical data bank for scientific advancement of constitutional diagnosis and treatment. 2. Methods and Results The KCMB is based on the 28 multi-institute cooperative clinical research networks including domestic and international institute. Since the KCMB was founded in 2006, data have been accumulated from 10,412 subjects. The KCMB consists of three parts: The clinical constitutional data, the measurement data, and the biological data. The method of data entry is via web based electronic Case Report From (eCRF). The eCRF has been developed and programed to ensure the efficient entry of data. We also developed coding manual, ongoing quality control assessment to obtain high-quality data. 3. Conclusions The KCMB with various data contribute to providing the scientification of Sasang Constitutional Medicine.
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    Patent Analysis of Sasang Constitution Medicine

    Hee Jung Jin , Sang-Hyuk Kim , Lee Siwoo | 2012, 24(2) | pp.54~60 | number of Cited : 4
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    1. Objectives The purpose of this study is to analyze for the patent application tendency in SCM(Sasang Constitutional Medicine). Recently, in SCM, many researches are made public through papers. However, in the patent area, the research results are less than the papers. 2. Methods We collected patents about SCM using wintelips program. We analyzed patents according to the year, author, topic, and etc. 3. Results We collected 151 patents using search system with wintelips program. After detailed analysis on SCM patent, we got to know that SCM was a growing field. In the collected patents, the patents on diagnosis technology were the majority and system of providing information were the second largest. 4. Conclusions We think that the SCM field is growing at a fast pace with high activity, and this research should be updated annually.
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    A Case Study of a Soyangin Patient with Crohn's Disease who Reported Symptomatic Improvement after Being Treated with Dojeokgangki-tang

    이미숙 , HWANG MINWOO , 김윤희 | 2012, 24(2) | pp.61~70 | number of Cited : 6
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    1. Objectives The aim of this study was to report significant improvement of chronic diarrhea and hematochezia after treatment with Dojeokgangki-tang in a Soyangin Patient with Crohn's Disease. 2. Methods The patient's subjective and objective symptoms were observed daily throughout the hospitalization period, and the Crohn's disease activity index(CDAI) was calculated to gauge the progress or lack of progress. 3. Results The symptoms of diarrhea and hematochezia disappeared by the end of the hospitalization period without recurrence, and the CDAI score dropped from 92.5 to 47. 4. Conclusions A patient with Crohn's disease, who was in the state of repetitive relapse and remission after long term clinical courses was treated with Dojeokgangki-tang in a short period and the the symptoms of diarrhea and hematochezia disappeared without recurrence. Then the patient could stop taking corticosteriods and taper off immune-suppressing drugs.
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    A Case Report of Herpes Zoster in Tae-eumin Improved with Yeoldahanso-tang.

    Kim Seongtae , 최애련 , Koo Deok-Mo | 2012, 24(2) | pp.71~77 | number of Cited : 5
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    1. Objectives The Purpose of this case is to report that a Tae-eumin patient diagnosed as Herpes Zoster was treated with Yeoldahanso-tang and then his symptoms improved. 2. Methods We diagnosed the patient as Tae-eumin-Kanyeol-byung(太陰人肝熱病). So we treated him With Yeoldahanso-tang, and used Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and pictures of the affected part for the assessment. 3. Results After we treated the patient with Yeoldahanso-tang, the vesicles were cleared and his symptoms improved. 4. Conclusions This case study show an efficient result of using Yeoldahanso-tang in Tae-eumin diagnosed to Herpes Zoster