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A Web-based Survey for Assessment of Korean Medical Treatment Clinical Practice Patterns for Temporomandibular Disorders

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2018, 28(1), pp.73-84
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : November 6, 2017
  • Accepted : November 22, 2017

Chang-Eun Kim 1 Ho-Jeong Do 1 Hyun-Seop Song 1 Jae-Kwon Shin 1 Won-Jun Lee 1 Jong-Ho Kim 1 Keun-Jae Lee 1 Young-Suk Yoon 1 No-Hyeon Kim 1 Chang-Yong Suh 1 Yoon-Jae Lee 2 Mi-Riong Kim 2 Cho Jae-Heung ORD ID 3 Mi-Jung Kwon 4 In-Hyuk Ha 2

1자생한방병원
2자생의료재단
3경희대학교
4중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives While Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is highly prevalent in Korea, studies examining its Korean medical treatment are currently lacking. The aim of this study was to assess current Korean medical treatment practice patterns for TMD. Methods A preliminary questionnaire was developed to investigate current practice patterns of TMD treatment and underwent further revision through external review. The final questionnaire was distributed as a web-based survey to 18,289 potential respondents by email. Results The response rate was 2.23%. Most participants replied that they received multiple Korean medicine interventions for TMD treatment consisting of such methods as acupuncture, chuna manipulation, electroacupuncture. The percentage of treatment services among uncovered services, which need to be covered by national health insurance was high in the order of pharmacopuncture, chuna manipulation, and herbal medicine. The most commonly used diagnostic examination tools for TMD was Physical examination and next was Imaging diagnosis. The frequency of TMD treatment was the highest at 2∼3 times per week (76%) and the period was from 4 to 12 weeks (63%). Conclusions This survey study helps determine current practice patterns of TMD, and recognizes the need for use of diagnostic devices in TMD treatment. These results are further anticipated to provide basic data for clinical practice guide lines (CPGs). (J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28(1):73-84)

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