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Article: An evidence-based validation of traditional Chinese medicine syndromes

TitleAn evidence-based validation of traditional Chinese medicine syndromes
Authors
KeywordsAcupuncture
Factor analysis
Kidney deficiency syndrome
Menopause
Structural equation modelling
Issue Date2010
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/09652299
Citation
Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 2010, v. 18 n. 5, p. 199-205 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: A standard description regarding the diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes based on validated evidence is needed for education, practice and evaluation of TCM syndrome-specific treatments. We studied whether an evidence-based four-step approach proposed for the validation of TCM syndromes could validate Kidney-Yin deficiency syndrome (KDS-Yin) and Kidney-Yang deficiency syndrome (KDS-Yang) in middle-aged women with menopausal symptoms. Methods: TCM classic and contemporary literature were reviewed for the symptoms and the domain changes of KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang. Factor analysis was used to explore whether these symptoms could be grouped according to their mutual relationships in a sample of women. Latent tree models were constructed based on the factor loadings and justifiability by the theory, and were tested by structural equation modelling on another sample of women. Results: The symptoms and domain changes were reviewed from the TCM literature. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) identified symptom patterns on a sample of 236 women. Based on the findings and the TCM literature, latent tree models of KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang, showing their domain changes and domain symptoms, were constructed and could be confirmed by structural equation modelling on a sample of 323 women. Conclusion: KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang in middle-aged women with menopausal symptoms were validated and the four-step approach may be used to validate TCM syndromes. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142994
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.935
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.649
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dc.contributor.authorChen, RQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCao, KJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T03:01:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T03:01:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationComplementary Therapies In Medicine, 2010, v. 18 n. 5, p. 199-205en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0965-2299en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142994-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: A standard description regarding the diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes based on validated evidence is needed for education, practice and evaluation of TCM syndrome-specific treatments. We studied whether an evidence-based four-step approach proposed for the validation of TCM syndromes could validate Kidney-Yin deficiency syndrome (KDS-Yin) and Kidney-Yang deficiency syndrome (KDS-Yang) in middle-aged women with menopausal symptoms. Methods: TCM classic and contemporary literature were reviewed for the symptoms and the domain changes of KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang. Factor analysis was used to explore whether these symptoms could be grouped according to their mutual relationships in a sample of women. Latent tree models were constructed based on the factor loadings and justifiability by the theory, and were tested by structural equation modelling on another sample of women. Results: The symptoms and domain changes were reviewed from the TCM literature. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) identified symptom patterns on a sample of 236 women. Based on the findings and the TCM literature, latent tree models of KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang, showing their domain changes and domain symptoms, were constructed and could be confirmed by structural equation modelling on a sample of 323 women. Conclusion: KDS-Yin and KDS-Yang in middle-aged women with menopausal symptoms were validated and the four-step approach may be used to validate TCM syndromes. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/09652299en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofComplementary Therapies in Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectAcupunctureen_HK
dc.subjectFactor analysisen_HK
dc.subjectKidney deficiency syndromeen_HK
dc.subjectMenopauseen_HK
dc.subjectStructural equation modellingen_HK
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional-
dc.subject.meshQi-
dc.subject.meshYang Deficiency-
dc.subject.meshYin Deficiency-
dc.titleAn evidence-based validation of traditional Chinese medicine syndromesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChen, RQ: rqchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, CM: hrmrwcm@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ctim.2010.05.036en_HK
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