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Assesment of The Quality of Reporting in Case Reports in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from Year 2015 to 2018 : Using CARE Guidelines

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2018, 30(2), pp.28-41
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2018.30.2.28
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : June 30, 2018

Kim Ji Hwan 1 Hye Lim Lee 1 Ju Ah Lee 1 Myeong Soo Lee 2

1가천대학교
2한국한의학연구원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of case reports about Sasang Constitutional Medicine(SCM). Methods Case reports published from March, 2015 to March, 2018 in Journal of SCM were identified by searching from Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System(OASIS). We assessed the quality of reporting of them based on CAse REport (CARE) guideline. Results A total of 39 case reports were finally included for the assessment. Overall quality of reporting was acceptable because case report even less reporting items mentioned 70.4% of them. However, the quality level was uneven because the maximum report rate was 77.8 %, the minimum 44.4 %, and the median 66.7 % when rigorously assessed. More than 50% of 39 case reports did not report 6 items about intervention adherence and tolerability, Diagnostic challenges, patient’s perspective on interventions, informed consent, timeline, and adverse events, and did not sufficiently report 4 items about inclusion of terms such as case reports or SCM in keyword, symptoms of patient in abstract, information such as occupation relevant with psychosocial history, and the rationale for conclusions. Conclusions Efforts to improve the quality of reporting in SCM, and to develop case reporting guidelines appropriate for SCM are required.

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