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Research Trends in Articles of Sasang Constitutions Studies on Children and Adolescents

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2020, 32(2), pp.22-32
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2020.32.2.22
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : June 4, 2020
  • Accepted : June 18, 2020
  • Published : June 30, 2020

Sangeun Seok 1 Shinwoo Kang 1 LEE SEUL 2 Jieun Park 2 Yun Young Ju 1 Jeongyun Lee 1

1부산대학교
2부산대학교한방병원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the current Sasang Constitutions studies on children and adolescents and to provide basic data for developing in a better direction of research. Methods: Research articles on children and adolescents of the Sasang Constitutions studies were extracted from six databases. Published year, published journals, types of studies were classified. Subjects of research and clinical methods for the Sasang type classification were summarized, especially in clinical studies. Results: A total of 26 selected research articles were published from 1990 to 2013 and 14 articles (54%) have been published in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine and Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine. 96% of the total researches were based on clinical studies. Psychological and physical characteristics by Sasang Constitutional type accounted for most of the clinical research studies subjects. But these studies were not performed with diagnostic tools only for children and adolescents. Discussion: In this study, the necessity of developing methods of Sasang constitutional type classification for children and adolescents was confirmed. If accompanied by additional research based on this study, it is expected to be used in diverse fields with active collaboration or education.

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