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Sasang Constitutional Characteristic of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2014, 26(2), pp.156-164
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.2.
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Soo-jung Park 1 정호현 2 jang eun su 3 Kim Sang-Hyuk 3 SungChul Kim 4 Jong-Cheon Joo 4

1원광대학교전주한방병원 사상체질과
2원광대학교 광주한방병원 침구의학과
3한국한의학연구원
4원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to analyze the Sasang constitution and psychological traits of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and to utilize the results in treatment and management. MethodsThe differences of Sasang Constitution distribution, psychological characteristics, comorbid disorders between ALS group of 26 patients and general group of 1132 persons were investigated and analyzed. ResultsThere was no significant different distribution of Sasang Constitution between ALS group and general group but there was Yang-like personality tendency in ALS group than general group. In overall constitution, ALS group had the high prevalence rate of musculoskeletal disorders and diabetes than general group. In Soyangin constitution, ALS group had a high prevalence rate of musculoskeletal disorders than genral group. In Taeeumin constitution, ALS group had a high prevalence rate of diabetes and hypertension than general group. ConclusionALS patients have the Yang-like personality. It is due to the adaptation of personality on the environmental change or coping strategy on diseases rather than the characteristics of congenital Sasang Constitution.

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