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A Development of Sasang Constitution Diagnosis Program based on Characteristics of Body Shape Face Physiological Symptom and Personality

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2012, 24(1), pp.21-31
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

jang eun su 1 박기현 1 Younghwa Baek 1 Siwoo Lee 1 김성훈 2 Jong-Cheon Joo 3

1한국한의학연구원
2부산치의학전문대학원
3원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective In this study we derived constitutional characteristics both by using questionnaire on character and symptom and by collecting objective measurement data through face, body shape. Furthermore, by developing a program, we intend to help one’s diagnosis of Sasang constitution. Methods Through November 2007 to July 2009, we obtained questionnaire, face, and body shape data of 958 constitution confirmed subjects within the age range of 10-80 from 19 oriental medical facilities in the country. According to sex, we divided the subjects into two groups as real constitution and non-constitution group respectively. We analyzed the questionnaire through chi-square test (p<.01) and facial and body shape data through unpaired T-test (p<.01). By using weight law for questionnaire and euclidean distance for body shape and face data, we expressed constitution possibility to develop a supplementary program. Results The concordance rates of constitutional diagnosis by using the program for Taeeumin, Soeumin, Soyangin are, 76.7%, 61.5%, 67.4% resulting in 69.6% in male and 64.1%, 64.7%, 65.1%, resulting in 64.7% In female respectively. New cases tested on the program showed concordance rate of 65% in male and 62% in female with real constitution Conclusion The constitutional diagnostic program based on the face, body shape and questionnaire, may have significant meaning as a supplementary tool in the constitutional diagnosis for clinical expert.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.