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A Development of Sasang Constitution Diagnosis Program Based on Characteristics of Body Shape Face Physiological Symptom and Personality
A Development of Sasang Constitution Diagnosis Program Based on Characteristics of Body Shape Face Physiological Symptom and Personality
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine. 2012. Mar, 24(1): 21-31
  • Published : March 31, 2012
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Jang, Eun-Su
Park, Ki-Hyun
Baek, Young-Hwa
Lee, Si-Woo
Kim, Seong-Hun
Joo, Jong-Cheon

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1. Objectives : In this study we derived constitutional characteristics both by using questionnaire on character and symptom and by collecting objective measurement data through face, body shape. Furthermore, by developing a program, we intend to help one's diagnosis of Sasang constitution. 2. Methods : Through November 2007 to July 2009, we obtained questionnaire, face, and body shape data of 958 constitution confirmed subjects within the age range of 10-80 from 19 oriental medical facilities in the country. According to sex, we divided the subjects into two groups as real constitution and non-constitution group respectively. We analyzed the questionnaire through chi-square test (p<.01) and facial and body shape data through unpaired T-test (p<.01). By using weight law for questionnaire and euclidean distance for body shape and face data, we expressed constitution possibility to develop a supplementary program. 3. Results : The concordance rates of constitutional diagnosis by using the program for Taeeumin, Soeumin, Soyangin are, 76.7%, 61.5%, 67.4% resulting in 69.6% in male and 64.1%, 64.7%, 65.1%, resulting in 64.7% In female respectively. New cases tested on the program showed concordance rate of 65% in male and 62% in female with real constitution. 4. Conclusion : The constitutional diagnostic program based on the face, body shape and questionnaire, may have significant meaning as a supplementary tool in the constitutional diagnosis for clinical expert.
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