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A Comparative Study of Response of KS-15 Questionnaire between Migrant Vietnam and Daejeon Women

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2021, 33(2), pp.25-36
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2021.33.2.25
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : March 18, 2021
  • Accepted : April 13, 2021
  • Published : June 30, 2021

Younghwa Baek 1 Hoseok Kim 1 jang eun su 2

1한국한의학연구원
2대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The aim of this study was to reveal the difference of body shape, personality, physiological characteristics between migrant Vietnam and Daejeon women using propensity matching. Methods The number of 274 Vietnamese migrant women and Daejeon city women participate in this study. We surveyed Sasang Constitution (SC) expressive factor, such Body Mass Index (BMI) using Korea Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire (KS-15). A Chi-square test and a T-test were used. Significant p was .05. Results The height, weight and BMI of Daejeon women was bigger than those of Vietnam(p<.001). There was significant difference in personality characteristics in ‘broad mind-narrow mind’(p<.001), ‘Active–Passive’(p<.001), ‘Masculine–Feminine’(p=.002). There was significant differentce in physio-pathological symptom in ‘digestion’(p<.001), ‘urine time’(p<.001), ‘feeling cold/heat’(p=.006). There was significant differentce in distribution of SC between Vietnam and Daejeon women(p=.025). Conclusions This study reveals that there is differentce in body shape, personality, physiological characteristics between Vietnam and Daejeon women. These factors might influence on SC distribution between Vietnam and Dajeon women

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