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Assessment of the Clinical Efficacy of the Health Index in the Sasang Constitutions : Short Form-36 Based Study

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2004, 16(3), pp.25-33
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 31, 2004
  • Accepted : December 31, 2004
  • Published : December 31, 2004

Sohn Eun Hae 1 Kwak Chang Kyu 1 Eui Ju Lee 1

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ABSTRACT

1. Objectives Theoretically Healthy Condition of four constitution is based on intact state of four fundamental factors - digestion, urination, perspiration, defecation. Each one of these four factors is specifically related to its respective constitution. We made SHI(Sasangin Health Index) 10 items from four factors, and examined clinical efficacy of the four factors as index of health status in four constitution. 2. Methods and Procedures We offered QSCCⅡ, SHI and SF-36 questionnaires to adults who had a periodic medical examination. 233 adults were classified to one of four constitution. We compared means of 8 scale scores of SF-36, and computed the correlation coefficient between 8 scale scores of SF-36 and 10 item scores of SHI in four constitution. 3. Results In Soyangin, stool volume and frequency are weakly correlated with health status(P<0.05). In Soeumin, appetite is weakly correlated with health status(P<0.05). In Taeumin, there is no correlation between perspiration and health status. 4. Conclusions 2 factors - digestion, defecation - had clinical efficacy as index of health status.

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