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Correlation of Sasang Constitution and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2010, 22(3), pp.98-109
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

정운기 1 Yoo Jun Sang 2 Sang Baek Koh ORD ID 3 박종구 3

1상지대학교
2상지대학교 한의과대학
3연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

1. Objectives This study is to investigate the association of Sasang Constitution and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). 2. Methods One thousand five hundred forty five persons, more than 40 years old, participated in the community based cohort in Wonju City and Pyeongchang City of South Korea from October 29th in 2007 to February 26th in 2008. The diagnosis of COPD was confirmed by spirometry and based on the diagnostic criteria developed by GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) standard. Relating items like height, weight, BMI(Body Mass Index), martial status, income, drinking, smoking and education were checked using questionnaires and Sasang Constitution was diagnosed by a specialist using PSSC(Phonetic System for Sasang Constitution), facial photos and check-up lists. 3. Results There were 88 persons(5.7%) who had mild COPD. Old age(more than 60's) and male were significant risk factors of COPD. But smoking, drinking and Sasang Constitution were not risk factors of COPD. But there were many Soeumin who had mild COPD in terms of Sasang Constitution irrespective of sex. 4. Conclusions Low BMI(<23kg/m2) and low income also were significant risk factors. And Sasang Constitution might be the variable to manage COPD patients, but more researches are needed.

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