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2020, Vol.32, No.1

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    The Research Trends in Articles Published in the Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine in 1989-2018

    Hyunkoo Kim , Kim Sang-Hyuk , Lee Siwoo | 2020, 32(1) | pp.1~11 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the research trends and major fields of Sasang Constitutional Medicine by analyzing the topics of papers contained in the Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from the first issue to 2018. Methods: To classify the research themes of the paper, theory, Characteristics in Sasang Constitution(SC), Diagnosis in SC, Treatment in SC, etc. categories and subcategories were created. Two researchers reviewed the title, abstract, and text of the paper and classified them according to the category classification. In case of disagreement, the category was determined through discussion with one of the remaining researchers. Results & Conclusions: A total of 1,169 papers published in the Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from the first issue to 2018. The number of published papers has increased steadily since the first issue of the Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, and in 2008, the largest number of papers were published, but since then, the number of papers has gradually decreased. When classifying the categories of published papers according to research themes, the Theory field occupied a large portion in the early stages, but since then, the proportion has decreased steadily, and the number of publications has plummeted since 2012. On the other hand, in Treatment in SC field, its proportion has soared to account for about half of the papers since 2001. In Characteristics in SC and Diagnosis in SC fields, since the early 1990s, the number of publications has been consistently maintained.
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    Bibliographic Study on Dongeuisasangchobongueonbimangrok

    Yoo Jun Sang | 2020, 32(1) | pp.12~21 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: Dongeuisasangchobongueonbimangrok(DSCB) is a 8-paged material which was written in calligraphy. Although Dongeuisusebowonsasangchobongueon(DSSC) was regarded as a manuscript of Dr. Jema Lee, and the prescriptions of DSCB were very similar to those of DSSC, there are few DSCB-related prescription studies until now. The purpose of this study is to perform a precise comparative study between two manuscripts and to make the difference and commonness clear. Methods: A comparison of the components, amounts of the herbal medicine, and treatable diseases of each prescription was carried out. Results: DSCB contained a total of 41 prescriptions, including 15 for Taeeumin, 12 for Soeumin, 14 for Soyangin, and 34 prescriptions(82.9%) were the same with DSSC. There was one missing component in 2 prescriptions, and the rest generally had the same component and the treatable diseases, but there was a slight difference in amounts of the herbal medicine between two manuscripts. There were a total of seven kinds of prescription, including 2 for Taeeumin, 3 for Soeumin, and 2 for Soyangin, recorded only in DSCB. Conclusions: As this manuscript is valuable that shows his initial prescription thoughts of Dongmu Jema Lee along with DSSC, the understanding Lee’s prescription is needed to be studied through cross-review with DSSC and DSCB.
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    Sasang Constitution May Act as a Risk Factor for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Yunyoung, Kim , Kim,Taeyeol , Soyoung Park and 1 other persons | 2020, 32(1) | pp.22~29 | number of Cited : 1
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    In this study, we suggested indirect evidence of whether Sasang constitution(SC) could be a risk factor for Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) among soldiers who participated in Vietnam war. The number of 199 subjects joined this study. We surveyed SC with KSー15 and PTSD with Korean Version of Impact of Event Scale-Revised questionnaires. A Chi-square test and a one-way ANOVA were performed according to SC type, and multiple logistic regression was used to produce odds ratios(ORs). Significant p was .05. The number(rate) of Taeeumin(TE), Soeumin(SE), and Soyangin(SY) types were 131(65.8%), 33(16.6%), and 35(17.6%) respectively. The score of PTSD in SE type(8.78±8.61) was significantly higher than those of SY(4.00±6.5) and TE types(3.65±6.78)(p=.001, SE>TE, SY, Scheffe). SE type was associated with increased PTSD prevalence compared with TE [OR 4.338; 95% CI 1.525-12.335, p<.01], and it was still associated with increased PTSD prevalence [OR 10.658; 95% CI 1.296-87.661, p<.05] after adjusting for age and weight. This study suggests that SC, particularly the SE type, might be significantly associated with PTSD and could be considered as a risk factor for PTSD.
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    The Reduction of Question Items in Korea Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire (KS-15)

    Kim Sang-Hyuk , Kihyun Park , Younghwa Baek and 2 other persons | 2020, 32(1) | pp.30~38 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to reduce the question items in Korea Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire (KS-15) and to assess the validity. Methods: The subjects of this study were 1,553 people who had information on body shape, personality, and symptoms among the data established at the Korean Medicine Data Center. Among them, 155 people were separated into a test group to assess the validity, and the remaining 1,398 were used as training groups for model development. The reduction question items were finally confirmed through discussion by two experts. The model development went through Multinomial Logistic Regression. Results & Conclusions: The Percent Correctly Predicted (PCP) in the test group was 60.00% (58.49% in men and 60.78% in women). The PCP of each constitution was 72.6% in Taeeumin, 53.3% in Soeumin, and 50% in Soyangin. The accuracy rate of KS-10 seems to be reasonable considering the ease of use of reduced time required.
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    A Comparative Study on Sleep State, Sleep Time, and Quality of Life of Vietnam Migrant Women by Sasang Constitution

    jang eun su , Yunyoung, Kim , Younghwa Baek and 3 other persons | 2020, 32(1) | pp.39~49 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study was to find out how sleep characteristics by Sasang constitution (SC) appear in Vietnamese immigrant women in Korea, and how sleep aberration by SC affected the quality of life. The number of 217 Vietnamese immigrant women joined this study. We surveyed SC with Korea Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire (KS-15) and sleep characteristics with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index(PSQI) questionnaire. We evaluated quality of life(QoL) with Euro Quality of Life-5Dimension(EQ 5D) questionnaire. A Chi-square test and a one-way ANOVA test were conducted according to SC, and T test also used to compare PSQI groups. Significant p was .05. The number(rate) of Taeeumin(TE), Soeumin(SE), and Soyangin(SY) were 40(18.4%), 55(25.3%), and 122(56.2%) respectively. The distribution of obstructive factors of sleep were significantly different according to SC(Too Cold in Sleeping, x =13.378, p=.037, Too Hot in Sleeping x 2 =12.834, p=.046). The distribution of daytime drowsiness(x 2 =15.379, p=.018) and falling concentration power (x 2 =17.533, p=.008) was significantly different according to SC. The sleep status of the subjects showed a significant negative correlation with the EQ 5D Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) (r =-.399, p<.001), and the EQ 5D Index (r=-.211, p=.002). In the EQ VAS, TE showed a difference between the good and bad sleeping groups (t=3.955, p<.001). SE showed a difference between the two groups in the EQ 5D Index (t=2.332, p=.037). SY did not show a difference between the two groups. This study reveals that sleeping is closely related with QoL and distribution of obstructive factors of sleep may be different according to SC. Further study to confirm the constitutional difference in race at Vietnam is needed.
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    Sasang Constitutional Treatment in a Taeeumin Patient with Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) accompanied by Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics : A case study

    Suzy-Han , Yoo Jun Sang | 2020, 32(1) | pp.50~57 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives: Allergic reaction to antibiotics is associated with increased use. And rate of Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) is on the increase associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal problem. This case study reports significant improvement of patients with diarrhea accompanied by IBS who had suffered from allergic reaction to antibiotics after treatment with Sasang constitutional medicine. Methods: This patient was diagnosed as Taeeumin type. Sasang constitutional medicine was taken by the patient, almost three times per day during treatment periods. We measured the degree of the main symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, insomnia, itching etc, using Visual Analogue Scale(VAS). Results: The symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and insomnia were improved. VAS score was decreased from 4~5 to 0~1 for about two weeks. Conclusions: This case shows that Sasang constitutional medicine treatment can contribute to improve main symptoms accompanied by IBS.