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Research Design for the Verification of Constitutional Prescription Determinants

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2015, 27(2), pp.222-230
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2015.27.2.
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Heejeong Jin 1 Kim Sang-Hyuk 1 Younghwa Baek 1 jang eun su 2 Jong Hyang Yoo 1 Siwoo Lee 1

1한국한의학연구원
2대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The purpose of this study is to design a research to find clinical factors involved in the decision-making process for determining the constitutional prescription based on prospective clinical data. Methods We have created a draft of the case report form. Therefore, seven constitutional experts was interviewed for additional items to be important used to determine the constitutional prescription in clinic. Interviews were done from December 2012 to March 2014, experts per person 2-3 times, took time of about 120 minutes per interview. Since then, we developed the final case report form through the expert meeting. At the same time, the developing the electronic case report form (eCRF) and the protocol to collect constitutional treatment cases was also discussed. Results & Conclusions The items of the case report form were subject general, lifestyle, health measurement, record of expert, prescription and evaluation after medication. The part of the clinical symptoms of the record of expert allowed to be recorded in the 5-point scale for the collection of quantitative data as much as possible. Assuming a re-visit of the patient, if necessary, twice the recording were to be possible. At the same time, the eCRF and the protocol to collect constitutional treatment cases were also developed. In this study, it will be able to more objectively standardize the medical decision making process that the experts of constitutional prescription decision. As a result, it will be possible to provide the standardized constitutional medical services.

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