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Study on the Relationship Between Physical Constitution and Diseases

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 20, 2005
Last verified: June 2005

Physical constitution is an important factor for the development and outcome of diseases according to the theory in traditional Chinese medicine.

The purpose of the study is to find the correlation between physical constitution and clinical characteristics (age, sex, symptoms, physical signs, life style, laboratory results and image findings) through the questionnaire and results of health examination.

Chronic Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Cross Sectional Study on Relationship Between Physical Constitution and Diseases in the Integrative Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2007
Detailed Description:

It is difficult to predict the process or outcome of disease for individuals who expose to the same pathogen or condition. But according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical constitution is an important factor for disease pattern, severity and response to the treatment. So it is paid more and more attention in Western Medicine to study the variation of individualized susceptibility to diseases.

There have been some researches to investigate the relationship between physical constitution and disease pattern. Before further studies, we need to obtain more information about physical constitution and clinical characteristics. Therefore we design a comprehensive questionnaire to survey the types of physical constitution. And we plan to collect the data from health reports of candidates after their medical tests at Health Examination Center in National Taiwan University Hospital Yu-Lin Branch. We focus on the relationship between clinical characteristics (age, sex, symptoms, physical signs, laboratory results and image findings) of Western Medicine and the physical constitutional types of Chinese Medicine. Then we will try to find the correlation and significance between them.

The study will conclude the constitutional characteristics in general population of Taiwan and the distribution tendency of physical constitution for the common diseases. The result can serve as a stepping stone for integration of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • candidates with healthy report on health exam

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute infection
  • chronic disease with acute exacerbation
  • unstable disease status or medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172926

Contact: Chien-Hsun Huang, MD 886-5-5323911 ext 5159

National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch Recruiting
Yun-Lin, Taiwan, 640
Contact: Chien-Hsun Huang    886-5-532-3911 ext 5159   
Sub-Investigator: Shou-Hung Hung, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Director: Yi-Chang Su, PhD China Medical University, China
  More Information Identifier: NCT00172926     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700326
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 20, 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Physical Constitution
Disease Pattern
Laboratory Data
Integrative Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 28, 2017