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Analysis of Factors Influencing Obesity Treatment according to Initial Condition and Compliance with Medication

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2019, 19(1), pp.31-41
  • DOI : 10.15429/jkomor.2019.19.1.31
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : May 31, 2019
  • Accepted : June 7, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

Ji-Yeon Han 1 Park Young-Jae 1

1경희대학교 한의과대학 진단생기능의학과학교실

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of gender, age, body weight, muscle mass, fat mass, body mass index (BMI), metabolism, and compliance with medication on weight loss in obese adults. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 178 patients who were visited to the Korean Oriental Clinic for 3~6 month and had obesity treatment using Gamitaeumjowee-tang from April 2017 to May 2017. We conducted a paired T-test, correlation coefficient and decision tree to analyze factors influencing obesity treatment. Results: The results of correlation analysis showed that initial weight (kg), initial fat mass (kg), BMI (kg/m2), compliance with medication (%), Original Harris-Benedict Equation, Revised Harris-Benedict Equation and The Mifflin St Jeor Equation was significantly correlated to weight loss (kg) (P<0.001). As a result of constructing the decision tree model, it showed that over 5% weight loss of their initial weight (n=154) was related with initial BMI (kg/m2), compliance with medication (%) and initial muscle mass (kg). In case of over 5 kg weight loss of their initial weight (n=131), it was related with initial BMI (kg/m2), compliance with medication (%) and final BMI (kg/m2). Conclusions: This study suggests that weight loss may be affected by initial factors and that initial factors can be used for obesity treatment.

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