Comparison of the Results of Clinical Diagnostic Assay according to Sasang Constitution Classification
사상체질에 따른 임상적 진단검사 결과 비교
Sŏngin Kanho Hakhoe chi, 15(2):215-225, 2003
Sŏngin Kanho Hakhoe chi; Journal of Korean Adult Nursing Academic Society; Journal of Korean Academic Society of Adult Nursing; 성인간호학회지
Purpose: Sasang constitutional medicine is Korea ＇s creative medical science, that has attracted public attention. But for lake of indices in objectifying constitutions, there are difficulties for most of health professionals in approaching Sasang medicine. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of clinical diagnostic data according to the type of Sasang constitution. Method: The subjects were 95 examinees who had a general health check-up at A hospital. The instrument used for this study were Questionnaires of Sasang Constitution Class Ⅱ(QSCCⅡ) program for personal computer develop by Kim Sun Ho et al. Result: The distribution of constitution of the subjects were the So-eum 46.7%, the Tae-eum 36.9% and the So-yang 46.7%. The level of body composition-related indices(body, weight, obesity) of the Tae-eum were significantly higher than those of other constitutions. In heart-related indices, systolic BP were the highest in he Tae-eum. In liver-related indices, the level of triglyceride, SGPT were significantly higher in the Tae-eum. But the hematologic indices and lung-related indices were not showed significantly difference among any constitution. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there were significant difference of clinical diagnostic data according to Sasang constitutions, especially in the Tae-eum. So, to understand the human nature of nursing clients, nurses need to apply the oriental based medical theory, like Sasang constitution, to the discipline of nursing.
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