Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution Study and the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Disease in Taiwan Population
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02678546|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2016 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : February 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Autoimmune Rheumatologic Disease Kidney Disease Endocrine, Metabolic or Nutritional Diseases or Conditions||Other: Other|
Aim: Several questionnaires have been developed for clinical research in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The objective of this study is to evaluate the consistency and relevance of two questionnaires, the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ) and the Body Constitutions Questionnaire (BCQ).
Method: Between December 2015 and December 2016, a sample of 150 participants aged above 20 years from the Chinese Medical University "elder college" curriculum and outpatients at the Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan, will be interviewed to complete both questionnaires based on subjective symptoms in a 3-d interval. There are three common patterns of body constitutions in CCMQ and BCQ: gentleness/plain, Ying-deficiency, and Yang-deficiency. As for other body constitutions, Qi-deficiency, phlegm-dampness, dampness-heat, blood-stasis, Qi-depression, and special diathesis are described only in CCMQ, while stasis is a feature only defined in BCQ. Average and standard deviation will be used to describe the measurement scores of the questionnaires and the percentages of constitution distribution. Statistical analysis of the Kappa value, Pearson Chi-Square, odds ratio, and Pearson's correlation coefficient would be employed to examine the consistency and association between the two questionnaires.
Expected result: The investigators hope to 1) describe the constitution profile of the study population; 2) assess the consistency between two questionnaires; and 3) examine the associations between CCMQ and demographic life style factors.
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||3 Days|
|Official Title:||Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution Study and the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Disease in Taiwan Population|
|Study Start Date :||January 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2016|
patients in outpatients departments
patients from outpatients departments in teaching hospital
case review of diagnosed disease
participants from center of continuing education in China Medical University
- the measure patterns of the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ) [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
- the measure patterns of the Body Constitutions Questionnaire (BCQ) [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
- the association between measure patterns of CCMQ and demographic life style factors [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
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|Contact: Hen-Hong Chang, M.D.,Ph.D.||+886-4-22053366 ext email@example.com|
|China Medical University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taichung, Taiwan, 404|
|Contact: Hen-Hong Chang, M.D., Ph.D. +886-4-22053366 ext 3501 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Hen-Hong Chang, M.D.,Ph.D.||China Medical University, China|