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An Analysis of Domestic Medicine Study Tendency on Obesity -Focused on The Korean Journal of Obesity-

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2013, 13(1), pp.1-9
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

김두희 1 신우석 2 김동환 3 Yun-Jae Jeong 3 Han-Bit Lim 3 박원형 4 Cha Yun Yeop 4

1상지대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실
2상지대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실
3대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과
4상지대학교

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study was performed to analyze the recent trend of the studies about obesity inmedicine and to provide background for futher studies. Methods: All of the article were selected in “The Korean Journal of Obesity”. Search wereconducted through “http://kosso.or.kr” with the search word “obesity”. Collected articles wereclassified into clinical study, experimental study, literary study, case report. Results: One hundred eighty four studies were included and analyzed in terms of study design,subject, intervention, period, obesity index and so on. The numbers of clinical studies, literarystudies, experimental studies, case reports were respectively 143 (77.7%), 26 (14.1%), 2 (1.1%)and 7 (3.8%). In clinical studies, observational studies were 112 (78.3%) and intervention studieswere 31 (21.7%). And most of sample sizes were more than 100 and less than 499. Body massindex, waist circumstance, body fat percent were major criteria of clinical study. Most of thesubjects on obesity were about relation with another disease or experimental results anddiagnosis. According to classification by the kinds of intervention, diet, exercise, drug, behaviorwere respectively 22, 18, 8, and 8. More than fourty percent of intervention studies were studiedfor 12 weeks. Conclusions: To improve the quality of Korean Medicine study for obesity, we need to recruitingbig sample size and activate randomized clinical trial.

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